Scapanorhynchus raphiodon Agassiz 1843 (goblin shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae

Alternative combinations: Lamna rhaphiodon, Scapanorhynchus rhaphiodon

Synonym: Lamna hectori Davis 1888

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

Belongs to Scapanorhynchus according to J. T. Thurmond and D. E. Jones 1981

See also Chapman 1918 and Davis 1888

Sister taxa: Scapanorhynchus elongatus, Scapanorhynchus gigas, Scapanorhynchus lewisii, Scapanorhynchus praeraphiodon, Scapanorhynchus rapax, Scapanorhynchus subulatus, Scapanorhynchus texanus

Type specimens:

  • Scapanorhynchus raphiodon: BMNH 4582-3, a set of teeth
  • Lamna hectori:

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Eocene of Niger (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Egypt (2), France (1), Israel (1), Japan (1), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (13: Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, New Mexico)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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