Odontaspis contortidens Agassiz 1843 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combinations: Carcharias contortidens, Lamna (Odontaspis) contortidens, Lamna contortidens

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 15-16). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 157-390

Belongs to Odontaspis according to A. S. Woodward 1889

See also Agassiz 1843, Ciobanu 1977, Hay 1902 and Marsili et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Lamna (Odontaspis) bronnii, Lamna (Odontaspis) dubia, Lamna (Odontaspis) duplex, Lamna (Odontaspis) gracilis, Lamna (Odontaspis) rhaphiodon, Lamna (Odontaspis) subulata, Odontaspis actutissima, Odontaspis acuta, Odontaspis acutissima, Odontaspis bicarinatus, Odontaspis bronni, Odontaspis crassidens, Odontaspis exigua, Odontaspis exilis, Odontaspis ferox, Odontaspis hopei, Odontaspis incurva, Odontaspis kaikoraensis, Odontaspis macrota, Odontaspis malletiana, Odontaspis robusta, Odontaspis sanguinei, Odontaspis verticalis, Odontaspis vorax, Odontaspis winkleri

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Australia (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Italy (1)

• Oligocene of Romania (1)

• Eocene of Australia (2), Namibia (1)

Total: 8 collections including 9 occurrences

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