Family Carcharodontidae Gill 1892 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae

Alternative spelling: Carcharodontinae

Parent taxon: Odontaspidoidea according to J. Herman 1975

See also Applegate and Espinosa-Arrubarrena 1996, Gl√ľkman 1964 and Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Alopiidae, Jaekelotodontidae

Subtaxa: Cosmopolitodus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), Taiwan (1), United States (4: Alabama, California, Florida, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Argentina (1), Australia (3), Libya (1), the Netherlands (1), Portugal (2), Spain (1), 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)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (12), Austria (2), Chile (4), Cuba (1), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (2), Fiji (1), France (7), Germany (2), Greece (1), India (1), Italy (2), Japan (28), Malta (5), Mexico (3), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (1), Panama (1), Peru (9), Poland (2), Portugal (4), Slovakia (3), Spain (4), United States (28: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (4)

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

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

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

• Paleocene of United States (2: New Jersey, Virginia)

Total: 183 collections including 207 occurrences

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