†family Otodontidae (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

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

See also Antunes and Balbino 2003, Boessenecker 2016, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Herman 1975, Kent 2018 and Szabo et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Cretalamna Dwardius Megalolamna Megaselachus Otodus Palaeocarcharodon Parotodus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

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

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Antigua and Barbuda (1), Australia (3), Ecuador (2), Italy (9), Japan (1), Libya (1), Mexico (2), New Zealand (3), Portugal (1), South Africa (2), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (4), United States (9: California, Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Argentina (1), Australia (2), Chile (3), Cuba (1), Japan (2), Mexico (1), Panama (1), Portugal (1), United States (4: California, Florida)

• Neogene of Barbados (1), Fiji (1), French Polynesia (2), Madagascar (1), Nigeria (1), South Pacific (1), United States (2: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (7), Austria (9), Belgium (1), Brazil (3), Brunei Darussalam (2), Chile (1), Colombia (4), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (1), Cyprus (1), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (1), France (9), Germany (3), Greece (1), Grenada (1), India (3), Italy (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (28), Madagascar (1), Malta (5), Mexico (6), Myanmar (1), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (5), Panama (26), Peru (16), Poland (2), Portugal (5), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (2), Slovakia (3), South Africa (2), Spain (5), Turkey (1), United States (54: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (6)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Peru (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (7), Ecuador (1), Egypt (1), France (1), Japan (3), New Zealand (2), United States (4: California, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Australia (1), Egypt (15), Germany (1), Japan (1), Jordan (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (4), the Russian Federation (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Senegal (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (12), United States (10: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (3)

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

• Paleocene of France (1), Kazakhstan (3), the Russian Federation (1), United States (8: Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (1), India (1), Kazakhstan (1), New Zealand (1), Sweden (5), United States (2: Alabama, South Carolina)

Total: 403 collections including 446 occurrences

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