Sphyrna lewini Griffith and Smith 1834 (hammerhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae

Alternative combination: Zygaena lewini

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

Sister taxa: Sphyrna americana, Sphyrna denticulata, Sphyrna elongata, Sphyrna gibbesii, Sphyrna gilmorei, Sphyrna itoriensis, Sphyrna laevissima, Sphyrna lata, Sphyrna magna, Sphyrna media, Sphyrna prisca, Sphyrna tortilis, Sphyrna zygaena

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

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

• Miocene of India (2), Panama (5), Peru (1)

Total: 10 collections including 11 occurrences

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