Isurus praecursor Thurmond and Jones 1981 (mako shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Full reference: J. T. Thurmond and D. E. Jones. 1981. Fossil Vertebrates of Alabama 1-244

Belongs to Isurus according to K. M. Cantalice et al. 2019

See also Cione and Reguero 1994, Squires 1984 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Isurus desori, Isurus escheri, Isurus leptodon, Isurus minutus, Isurus moniwaensis, Isurus oxyrinchus, Isurus paucus, Isurus retroflexus, Isurus sillimanii, Isurus smithii, Isurus spallanzani, Isurus tumulus

Subtaxa: Isurus praecursor americana

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Antarctica (5 collections), Egypt (3), Germany (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (6), United States (8: California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi), Uzbekistan (1)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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