Brachycarcharias Cappetta and Nolf 2005 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Full reference: H. Cappetta and D. Nolf. 2005. Révision de quelques Odontaspididae (Neoselachii: Lamniformes) du Paléocène et de l'Eocène du Bassin de la mer du Nord. Bulletin de l'institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Sciences de la Terre 75:237-266

Parent taxon: Odontaspididae according to J. A. Ebersole et al. 2019

See also Cappetta and Nolf 2005, Case et al. 2015 and Mannering and Hiller 2008

Sister taxa: Araloselachus, Carcharias, Carcharoides, Cenocarcharias, Eostriatolamia, Glueckmanotodus, Hypotodus, Lamninae, Mennerotodus, Odontaspinae, Odontaspis, Orpodon, Palaeohypotodus, Pseudodontaspis, Sylvestrilamia, Tethylamna

Subtaxa: Brachycarcharias lerichei Brachycarcharias twiggsensis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Egypt (1 collection), Germany (1), Senegal (1), the United Kingdom (13), United States (5: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina)

• Paleocene of New Zealand (2)

Total: 23 collections including 24 occurrences

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