Carcharhinus leucas Valenciennes 1839 (requiem shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Alternative combination: Carcharias leucas

Belongs to Carcharhinus according to W. Landini et al. 2019

See also Kent 2018 and Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Carcharhinus ackermani, Carcharhinus albimarginatus, Carcharhinus antiquus, Carcharhinus balochenisis, Carcharhinus brachyurus, Carcharhinus egertoni, Carcharhinus falciformis, Carcharhinus gibbesi, Carcharhinus gilmorei, Carcharhinus lamia, Carcharhinus macloti, Carcharhinus magdalenae, Carcharhinus mancinae, Carcharhinus marcaisi, Carcharhinus nigeriensis, Carcharhinus obscurus, Carcharhinus perezi, Carcharhinus perseus, Carcharhinus plumbeus, Carcharhinus porosus, Carcharhinus priscus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Quaternary of United States (6: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1), Portugal (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Mexico (1), Panama (1)

• Miocene of Panama (2), Peru (2), Portugal (2), United States (6: Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (2)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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