Carcharhinus obscurus Le Sueur 1818 (requiem shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Alternative combination: Squalus obscurus

Belongs to Carcharhinus according to R. W. Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Carcharhinus ackermani, Carcharhinus balochenisis, Carcharhinus egertoni, Carcharhinus falciformis, Carcharhinus gibbesi, Carcharhinus gilmorei, Carcharhinus leucas, Carcharhinus macloti, Carcharhinus marcaisi, Carcharhinus nigeriensis, Carcharhinus perezii, Carcharhinus perseus, Carcharhinus plumbeus, Carcharhinus priscus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (4: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina collections)

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

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1), Grenada (5), Panama (12), Venezuela (1)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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