Family Lamnidae Müller and Henle 1838 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

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

See also Adnet et al. 2009, Andrews 1906, Applegate 1970, Bendix-Almgreen 1983, Cassier 1966, Cione et al. 2012, Cione and Reguero 1994, Eastman 1904, Ehret et al. 2009, Ehret et al. 2012, Gottfried and Fordyce 2001, Jordan 1963, Kent 2018, Leriche 1942, Long 1992, Marsili et al. 2007, Purdy et al. 2001, Szabo et al. 2017, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Woodward 1889

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

Subtaxa: Alopecias Carcharodon Corax Exoles Isurus Lamna Oxyprinichthys Plectrostoma Selanonius

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Japan (5), Taiwan (1), United States (10: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Australia (1)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Argentina (1), Australia (6), Chile (3), Italy (6), Japan (2), Libya (1), Mexico (4), New Zealand (1), South Africa (1), Spain (4), United States (18: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (2: California, Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Argentina (1), Chile (3), South Africa (2), United States (1: California)

• Neogene of Japan (2), Madagascar (1), South Pacific (3), United States (4: California, Hawaii)

• Miocene of Argentina (5), Australia (8), Austria (5), Brazil (3), Chile (4), Colombia (3), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), Denmark (2), Fiji (1), France (6), Germany (3), Greece (1), Grenada (3), India (9), Italy (2), Japan (25), Malta (5), Mexico (6), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (1), Panama (7), Peru (12), Poland (2), Portugal (3), Slovakia (3), South Africa (2), Spain (6), Sri Lanka (2), Tunisia (1), United States (44: Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (4)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (4), Azerbaijan (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Japan (3), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (1), Romania (1), Ukraine (1), United States (3: California, Florida, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Antarctica (6), Argentina (1), Australia (3), Chile (1), Egypt (5), Germany (1), India (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Jordan (1), Mexico (1), Namibia (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (2), Poland (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Senegal (1), Spain (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (30), United States (22: Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington), Uzbekistan (2)

• Paleocene of France (1), Kazakhstan (2), United States (12: Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (2), Chile (1), Egypt (2), Germany (2), Jordan (1), Niger (1), South Africa (1), Sweden (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (22: Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 431 collections including 679 occurrences

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