Carcharocles rectus Agassiz 1856 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

Alternative combination: Carcharodon rectus

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

See also Boessenecker et al. 2019, Eastman 1904, Hay 1902, Jordan 1907 and Jordan and Gilbert 1919

Sister taxa: Carcharocles chubutensis, Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Pliocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Miocene of Mexico (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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