Family Odontaspididae Müller and Henle 1839 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative spelling: Odontaspidae

Parent taxon: Lamniformes according to L. V. Compagno 2005

See also Antunes and Balbino 2003, Bendix-Almgreen 1983, Biddle 1993, Case 1978, Case 1979, Case 1981, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Cassier 1966, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Herman 1975, Kent 2018, Long 1992, Long and Stilwell 2000, Marsili et al. 2007, Peng et al. 2001, Purdy et al. 2001, Squires 1984, Szabo et al. 2017, Tabuce et al. 2005, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Underwood 2006

Sister taxa: Anacoracidae, Archaeolamnidae, Carchariidae, Carchariolamna, Cardabiodontidae, Cetorhinidae, Cretoxyrhinidae, Eoptolamnidae, Hispidaspis, Isurolamna, Lamnidae, Megachasmidae, Microcorax, Otodontidae, Palaeocarcharias, Paranomotodon, Pseudocarcharidae, Pseudocarchariidae

Subtaxa: Araloselachus Brachycarcharias Carcharias Cenocarcharias Eostriatolamia Lamninae Odontaspinae Odontaspis Pseudodontaspis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), France (1), South Africa (1), Taiwan (1), United States (10: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Chile (1), Ecuador (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Libya (1), the Netherlands (1), South Africa (1), Spain (4), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (2), Germany (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), South Africa (1)

• Neogene of Madagascar (1), South Pacific (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (4), Australia (7), Austria (8), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), the Czech Republic (3), Denmark (2), France (13), Germany (9), Grenada (1), India (2), Italy (2), Japan (10), Madagascar (1), Malta (5), the Netherlands (3), Panama (1), Peru (3), Poland (2), Portugal (5), Slovakia (4), South Africa (1), Spain (7), Tunisia (2), United States (24: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (6), the Czech Republic (1), Egypt (1), France (1), Germany (5), Hungary (2), Japan (3), Kazakhstan (2), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Romania (2), Ukraine (1), United States (6: California, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (5), Australia (3), Canada (2: Northwest Territories, Northwest Territory), Chile (3), Egypt (15), Germany (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (2), Jordan (3), Mexico (1), Morocco (2), Namibia (1), New Zealand (4), Nigeria (3), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Senegal (1), Togo (1), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (40), United States (37: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Uzbekistan (3), Western Sahara (3)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), France (1), Kazakhstan (2), Morocco (2), New Zealand (7), Nigeria (2), the Russian Federation (1), Saudi Arabia (2), Sweden (2), United States (21: Alabama, California, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Canada (7: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Chile (2), the Czech Republic (2), Egypt (1), France (7), India (1), Japan (1), Jordan (2), Kazakhstan (1), Libya (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (1), Mozambique (1), New Zealand (3), the Russian Federation (2), South Africa (1), Spain (2), Sweden (5), Switzerland (8), Syria (6), Tunisia (1), Ukraine (1), United States (55: Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 491 collections including 824 occurrences

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