Hypotodus Jaekel 1895 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

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

See also Cappetta and Nolf 2005, Case 1978, Herman 1975 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Araloselachus, Brachycarcharias, Carcharias, Carcharoides, Cenocarcharias, Eostriatolamia, Glueckmanotodus, Lamninae, Mennerotodus, Odontaspinae, Odontaspis, Orpodon, Palaeohypotodus, Pseudodontaspis, Sylvestrilamia, Tethylamna

Subtaxa: Hypotodus grandis Hypotodus verticalis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Eocene of Germany (1 collection), the United Kingdom (11), United States (2: Alabama), Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene of United States (2: Maryland, Mississippi)

• Cretaceous of United States (22: Delaware, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, Wyoming)

Total: 39 collections including 43 occurrences

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