Odontaspis incurva Davis 1888 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combination: Lamna incurva

Full reference: J. W. Davis. 1888. On fossil-fish remains from the Tertiary and Cretaceo-Tertiary formations of New Zealand. Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society 4:1-48

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

See also Chapman 1918, Chapman and Pritchard 1904, Davis 1888 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Lamna (Odontaspis) dubia, Lamna (Odontaspis) duplex, Lamna (Odontaspis) gracilis, Lamna (Odontaspis) rhaphiodon, Lamna (Odontaspis) subulata, Lamna (Odontaspis) verticalis, Odontaspis actutissima, Odontaspis acutissima, Odontaspis attenuata, Odontaspis bicarinatus, Odontaspis bronni, Odontaspis contortidens, Odontaspis ensiculata, Odontaspis exigua, Odontaspis exilis, Odontaspis ferox, Odontaspis heersensis, Odontaspis hopei, Odontaspis macrota, Odontaspis malletiana, Odontaspis sanguinei, Odontaspis vorax, Odontaspis winkleri

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (4 collections), New Zealand (1)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (2)

• Oligocene of Australia (2), New Zealand (3)

• Eocene of New Zealand (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1)

• Dannevirke of New Zealand (1)

• Cretaceous of New Zealand (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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