Hypotodus verticalis Agassiz 1843 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combinations: Carcharias verticalis, Lamna (Odontaspis) verticalis, Lamna verticalis, Odontaspis verticalis

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

Belongs to Hypotodus according to J. A. Ebersole et al. 2019

See also Agassiz 1843, Cappetta and Nolf 2005, Cassier 1966, Hay 1902, Leriche 1942, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and White 1956

Sister taxon: Hypotodus grandis

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)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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