Alopecias grandis Leriche 1942 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Alternative combination: Alopias grandis

Full reference: M. Leriche. 1942. Contribution a l'etude des faunes ichthyologiques marines des terrains tertiaires de la plaine cotiere Atlantique et du centre des Etats-Unis. Memoires de la Societe Geologique de France (Nouvelle Serie) 45:1-111

Belongs to Alopecias according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Kent 2018

Sister taxon: Alopecias smithwoodwardi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Nomini Cliffs, Zone 14-16, which is in a Langhian foreshore claystone in the Calvert Formation of Virginia

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: South Carolina, Virginia collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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