Alopias Rafinesque 1810 (thresher shark)

Chondrichthyes - Odontaspidida - Alopiidae

Parent taxon: Alopiidae according to L. V. Compagno 2005

See also Antunes and Balbino 2003, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Herman 1975, Kent 2018, Kumar and Loyal 1987, Landini et al. 2019, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxon: Vulpecula

Subtaxa: Alopias latidens Alopias macrourus Alopias palatasi Alopias superciliosus Alopias vulpinus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: California, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of Libya (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Neogene of Madagascar (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), France (3), India (2), Japan (2), Malta (4), Mexico (2), Panama (5), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (6: Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Peru (1)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (2), France (1), United States (2: California, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (17), India (1), Jordan (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (4: Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina), Western Sahara (2)

Total: 70 collections including 78 occurrences

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