Carcharias acutus Agassiz 1843 (sand shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combination: Carcharias (Prionodon) acutus

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

Belongs to Carcharias according to L. Agassiz 1843

See also Chapman and Pritchard 1904

Sister taxa: Carcharias (Odontaspis), Carcharias acutissima, Carcharias clavata, Carcharias clavatus, Carcharias collata, Carcharias eocaenus, Carcharias gibbesii, Carcharias gustrowensis, Carcharias lomitae, Carcharias melanopterus, Carcharias ornatus, Carcharias reticulata, Carcharias sanctaecrucis, Carcharias striatula, Carcharias taurus, Carcharias tenuis, Carcharias victoriae, Carcharias virgatulus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Warun Ponds Quarry (Oligocene of Australia)

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