Otodus Agassiz 1843 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

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

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

See also Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Davis 1888, Eastman 1904, Hay 1902, Herman 1975, Jordan 1963, Leidy 1873, Maisch et al. 2014, Sepkoski 2002, Szabo et al. 2017 and Trif et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Cretalamna, Dwardius, Megalolamna, Megaselachus, Palaeocarcharodon, Parotodus

Subtaxa: Otodus (Carcharocles) Otodus (Otodus) Otodus divaricatus Otodus isoelicus Otodus koerti Otodus lanceolatus Otodus levis Otodus megalodon Otodus obliquus Otodus recticonus Otodus subplicatus Otodus tricuspis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of New Zealand (1 collection)

• 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 (1), 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 (2), Australia (7), Austria (9), Belgium (1), Brazil (3), Brunei Darussalam (2), Chile (1), Colombia (3), Costa Rica (1), 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 (25), Madagascar (1), Malta (5), Mexico (6), Myanmar (1), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (5), Panama (26), Peru (14), Poland (2), Portugal (4), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (2), Slovakia (3), South Africa (2), Spain (5), Turkey (1), United States (52: 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 (2), 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), 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 of France (1), Kazakhstan (2), United States (8: Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of New Zealand (1)

Total: 375 collections including 395 occurrences

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