Carcharodon purplei Jordan and Hanibal 1923 (white shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

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 Carcharodon according to D. S. Jordan and H. Hanibal 1923

Sister taxa: Carcharodon (Procarcharodon), Carcharodon arnoldi, Carcharodon auriculatus, Carcharodon branneri, Carcharodon carcharias, Carcharodon contortidens, Carcharodon debrayi, Carcharodon disauris, Carcharodon escheri, Carcharodon heterodon, Carcharodon hubbelli, Carcharodon humilis, Carcharodon lanceolatus, Carcharodon lanciformis, Carcharodon leptodon, Carcharodon leviathan, Carcharodon megalotis, Carcharodon morricei, Carcharodon nodai, Carcharodon orientalis, Carcharodon rectidens, Carcharodon semiserratus, Carcharodon subserratus, Carcharodon sulcidens, Carcharodon tembloris, Carcharodon toliapicus, Carcharodon turgidus

Type specimen: LSJU 974, a tooth. Its type locality is Lomita Quarry, which is in a Pleistocene marine marl in the Lomita Marl Formation of California.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Lomita Quarry

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