Aprionodon Gill 1861 (requiem shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Alternative spellings: Carcharhinus (Aprionodon), Carcharias (Aprionodon)

Parent taxon: Carcharhinidae according to J. T. Thurmond and D. E. Jones 1981

See also Alessandri 1896, Bohm 1926, Case 1980, Hay 1902, Jordan 1963, White 1926 and White 1956

Sister taxa: Abdounia, Alopiopsis, Carcharhinus, Eogaleus, Galeocerdo, Glyphis, Hypoprion, Isogomphodon, Lamiopsis, Loxodon, Misrichthys, Nasolamia, Negaprion, Physogaleus, Prionace, Pseudabdounia, Rhizoprionodon, Scoliodon, Scoliodontinae, Triaenodon

Subtaxa: Aprionodon amekiensis Aprionodon greyegertoni Carcharias (Aprionodon) frequens

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Miocene of India (1 collection), Madagascar (1), Portugal (1), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), Namibia (1), Nigeria (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Alabama), Uzbekistan (2)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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