Galeocerdo contortus Gibbes 1848 (tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Alternative combination: Physogaleus contortus

Belongs to Galeocerdo according to A. S. Woodward 1889

See also Clark 1895, Kent 2018 and Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Galeocerdo aduncus, Galeocerdo alabamensis, Galeocerdo clarkensis, Galeocerdo cuvieri, Galeocerdo denticulatus, Galeocerdo eaglesomei, Galeocerdo gibberulus, Galeocerdo latidens, Galeocerdo minor, Galeocerdo mixtus, Galeocerdo productus, Galeocerdo semilevis

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Miocene of Cuba (1 collection), Italy (1), Panama (9), Peru (2), United States (18: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Eocene of United States (1: Louisiana)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 33 collections each including a single occurrence

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