Sphyrna media Springer 1940 (hammerhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae

Belongs to Sphyrna according to D. J. Cicimurri and J. L. Knight 2009

See also Purdy et al. 2001

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

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

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

• Miocene of Peru (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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