Carcharias virgatulus Jordan and Hanibal 1923 (sand shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Full reference: D. S. Jordan and H. Hanibal. 1923. Fossil sharks and rays of the Pacific slope of North America. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 22:27-63

Belongs to Carcharias according to D. S. Jordan and H. Hanibal 1923

Sister taxa: Carcharias (Odontaspis), Carcharias acutissima, Carcharias acutus, Carcharias clavata, Carcharias clavatus, Carcharias collata, Carcharias eocaenus, Carcharias gibbesii, Carcharias gustrowensis, Carcharias lomitae, Carcharias melanopterus, Carcharias ornatus, Carcharias reticulata, Carcharias sanctaecrucis, Carcharias striatula, Carcharias taurus, Carcharias tenuis, Carcharias victoriae

Type specimen: Its type locality is CAS loc1132, Pacific Beach, which is in a Pliocene marine horizon in the San Diego Formation of California.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Pliocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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