Superfamily Odontaspidoidea (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Odontaspidida

Parent taxon: Odontaspidida according to J. Herman 1975

See also Kiessling 2003

Sister taxa: Anacoracoidea, Isuroidea, Scapanorhynchoidea

Subtaxa: Alopiidae Carcharodontidae Jaekelotodontidae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), Taiwan (1), United States (5: Alabama, California, Florida, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Argentina (1), Australia (3), Libya (1), the Netherlands (1), Portugal (2), South Africa (1), Spain (2), United States (8: California, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Argentina (1), Australia (2), Japan (1), Panama (1)

• Neogene of Madagascar (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (12), Austria (2), Chile (4), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (2), Fiji (1), France (8), Germany (2), Greece (1), India (2), Italy (2), Japan (28), Malta (5), Mexico (4), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (1), Panama (5), Peru (9), Poland (2), Portugal (4), the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (3), Spain (4), United States (32: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (4), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (2), Peru (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), the Czech Republic (3), France (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Japan (2), New Zealand (1), United States (3: California, Florida, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Australia (2), Egypt (17), India (1), Jordan (1), Namibia (1), the United Kingdom (12), United States (5: Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of United States (3: Mississippi, New Jersey, Virginia)

Total: 246 collections including 312 occurrences

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