Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens Agassiz 1843 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

Alternative combinations: Carcharodon (Procarcharodon) angustidens, Carcharodon angustidens

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

Belongs to Otodus (Carcharocles) according to M. Szabo et al. 2017

See also Agassiz 1843, Applegate and Espinosa-Arrubarrena 1996, Chapman 1918, Chapman and Pritchard 1904, Cope 1868, Davis 1888, Gottfried and Fordyce 2000, Leriche 1942, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Weiler 1938

Sister taxa: Carcharocles chubutensis, Carcharocles rectus

Subtaxa: Carcharodon angustidens sokolowi

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Miocene of New Zealand (1 collection), United States (3: Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Oligocene of Australia (6), Ecuador (1), France (1), Japan (1), New Zealand (2), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• Eocene of Japan (1), United States (4: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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