Lamna apiculata Agassiz 1843 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Alternative combination: Otodus apiculatus

Synonyms: Oxyrhina enysii Davis 1888, Oxyrhina subvexa Davis 1888

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

Belongs to Lamna according to F. Chapman and F. A. Cudmore 1924

See also Agassiz 1843, Chapman 1918, Chapman and Pritchard 1904, Davis 1888 and Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Lamna acuminata, Lamna affinis, Lamna barnitzkei, Lamna bronnii, Lamna caurina, Lamna complanata, Lamna compressa, Lamna cornubicus, Lamna crassa, Lamna crassidens, Lamna cuspidata, Lamna denticulata, Lamna divergens, Lamna lata, Lamna macrorhiza, Lamna manitobensis, Lamna marginalis, Lamna mediavia, Lamna mudgei, Lamna quinquelateralis, Lamna rupeliensis, Lamna serra, Lamna sulcata, Lamna trigonata, Lamna vincenti

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (5 collections), Slovakia (1)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (4)

• Eocene of Australia (2)

• Cretaceous of New Zealand (1)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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