Hemipristis serra Agassiz 1843 (ground shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae

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

Belongs to Hemipristis according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Adnet et al. 2007, Agassiz 1843, Chandler et al. 2006, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Cope 1868, Deraniyagala 1969, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Leriche 1942, Vicens and Rodríguez-Perea 2003 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Hemipristis chiconis, Hemipristis curvatus, Hemipristis elongata, Hemipristis heteropleurus, Hemipristis lavigniensis, Hemipristis paucidens, Hemipristis wyattdurhami

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: Alabama, Florida, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Ecuador (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

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

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (1), Austria (3), Brazil (5), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (2), the Czech Republic (1), Fiji (1), France (10), Germany (1), Grenada (1), India (2), Italy (2), Japan (5), Madagascar (1), Malta (5), Mexico (2), Pakistan (1), Panama (26), Peru (3), Poland (1), Portugal (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovakia (3), Spain (1), Sri Lanka (2), United States (34: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (5)

• Oligocene of Egypt (1), Oman (1), Pakistan (2), United States (2: North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Saudi Arabia (1)

Total: 145 collections including 146 occurrences

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