Odontaspis hopei Agassiz 1843 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combinations: Lamna (Odontaspis) hopei, Odontaspis (Synodontaspis) hopei

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 J. T. Thurmond and D. E. Jones 1981

See also Agassiz 1843, Alessandri 1896 and Cassier 1966

Sister taxa: Lamna (Odontaspis) dubia, Lamna (Odontaspis) duplex, Lamna (Odontaspis) gracilis, Lamna (Odontaspis) rhaphiodon, Lamna (Odontaspis) subulata, Lamna (Odontaspis) verticalis, Odontaspis actutissima, Odontaspis acutissima, Odontaspis attenuata, Odontaspis bicarinatus, Odontaspis bronni, Odontaspis contortidens, Odontaspis ensiculata, Odontaspis exigua, Odontaspis exilis, Odontaspis ferox, Odontaspis heersensis, Odontaspis incurva, Odontaspis macrota, Odontaspis malletiana, Odontaspis sanguinei, Odontaspis vorax, Odontaspis winkleri

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: Maryland collection)

• Eocene of Poland (1), the United Kingdom (14), United States (5: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi)

Total: 21 collections including 22 occurrences

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