†family Otodontidae (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

Parent taxon: Lamniformes according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Antunes and Balbino 2003, Boessenecker 2016, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Herman 1975 and Szabo et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Anacoracidae, Archaeolamnidae, Carchariidae, Carchariolamna, Cardabiodontidae, Cetorhinidae, Cretoxyrhinidae, Eoptolamnidae, Hispidaspis, Isurolamna, Lamnidae, Megachasmidae, Microcorax, Odontaspididae, Palaeocarcharias, Paranomotodon, Pseudocarcharidae, Pseudocarchariidae

Subtaxa: Carcharocles Cretalamna Dwardius Megalolamna Megaselachus Palaeocarcharodon Parotodus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: South Carolina collection)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Italy (1), Spain (1), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (1), Japan (2), Mexico (1)

• Neogene of Madagascar (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (2), Brazil (3), Colombia (3), Costa Rica (1), Italy (1), Japan (7), Malta (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (5), Peru (3), Portugal (1), Slovakia (1), United States (9: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Peru (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (6), Ecuador (1), France (1), Japan (2), New Zealand (2), United States (4: California, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (13), Germany (1), Japan (1), Jordan (1), the Russian Federation (1), Senegal (1), Togo (1), United States (5: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina), Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: Maryland)

• Paleocene of Kazakhstan (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (1), India (1), Kazakhstan (1), Sweden (5), United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 109 collections including 118 occurrences

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