Carcharocles megalodon Agassiz 1843 (megalodon)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

Alternative combinations: Carcharias megalodon, Carcharodon megalodon, Megaselachus megalodon, Procarcharodon megalodon

Synonyms: Carcharodon ferox Emmons 1858, Carcharodon triangularis Emmons 1858

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 15-16). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 157-390

Belongs to Carcharocles according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Agassiz 1843, Aguilera and de Aguilera 2004, Applegate and Espinosa-Arrubarrena 1996, Bendix-Almgreen 1983, Boessenecker 2016, Cope 1868, Eastman 1904, Ehret et al. 2009, Ehret et al. 2012, Gottfried et al. 1996, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Jordan and Gilbert 1919, Leriche 1942, Nieves-Rivera et al. 2003, Pimiento et al. 2010, Purdy et al. 2001, Vicens and Rodríguez-Perea 2003 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Carcharocles chubutensis, Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Japan (1 collection), New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Antigua and Barbuda (1), Australia (5), Ecuador (2), Italy (8), Libya (1), Mexico (3), New Zealand (2), Portugal (1), South Africa (1), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (4), United States (11: California, Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (3: Florida)

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

• Neogene of Barbados (1), Fiji (1), French Polynesia (2), Madagascar (1), Nigeria (1), South Pacific (1), United States (2: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (7), Austria (8), Belgium (1), Brunei Darussalam (2), Chile (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), Cyprus (1), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (1), France (8), Germany (3), Greece (1), Grenada (1), India (3), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (22), Madagascar (1), Malta (5), Mexico (5), Myanmar (1), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (5), Panama (22), Peru (13), Poland (2), Portugal (4), Puerto Rico (1), Slovakia (3), South Africa (2), Spain (5), Turkey (1), United States (49: California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (4)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Japan (1)

• Paleocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 263 collections including 264 occurrences

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