Sphyrna prisca Agassiz 1843 (hammerhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae

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

Belongs to Sphyrna according to F. Chapman and F. A. Cudmore 1924

See also Agassiz 1843, Chapman and Pritchard 1904, Eastman 1904, Hay 1902 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Sphyrna americana, Sphyrna denticulata, Sphyrna elongata, Sphyrna gibbesii, Sphyrna gilmorei, Sphyrna itoriensis, Sphyrna laevissima, Sphyrna lata, Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna magna, Sphyrna media, Sphyrna tortilis, Sphyrna zygaena

Subtaxa: Sphyrna prisca eastmani

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Brazil (1), Cuba (1), Egypt (1), Madagascar (1), United States (4: Maryland)

• Eocene of Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Maryland)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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