Palaeohypotodus Glükman 1964 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Full reference: L. S. Glükman. 1964. Class Chondrichthyes, cartilaginous fishes. Subclass Elasmobranchii (sharks). In D. V. Obruchev (ed.), Fundamentals of Paleontology. Vol. XI. Agnatha, Pisces. Izdatel'stvo "Nauka", Moscow 292-352

Parent taxon: Odontaspididae according to H. Cappetta and D. Nolf 2005

See also Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Glükman 1964, Herman 1975 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Palaeohypotodus rutoti

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Miocene of Australia (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Chile (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: Alabama, Virginia, Washington)

• Paleocene of France (1), the Netherlands (1), United States (3: Arkansas, New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous of the Netherlands (2), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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