Family Odontaspididae Müller and Henle 1839 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative spelling: Odontaspidae

Parent taxon: Lamniformes according to L. V. Compagno 2005

See also Antunes and Balbino 2003, Bendix-Almgreen 1983, Biddle 1993, Case 1978, Case 1979, Case 1981, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Cassier 1966, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Herman 1975, Kent 2018, Long 1992, Long and Stilwell 2000, Marsili et al. 2007, Peng et al. 2001, Purdy et al. 2001, Squires 1984, Szabo et al. 2017, Tabuce et al. 2005, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Underwood 2006

Sister taxa: Anacoracidae, Archaeolamnidae, Carchariidae, Carchariolamna, Cardabiodontidae, Cetorhinidae, Cretoxyrhinidae, Eoptolamnidae, Hispidaspis, Isurolamna, Lamnidae, Megachasmidae, Microcorax, Otodontidae, Palaeocarcharias, Paranomotodon, Pseudocarcharidae, Pseudocarchariidae

Subtaxa: Araloselachus Brachycarcharias Carcharias Carcharoides Cenocarcharias Eostriatolamia Glueckmanotodus Hypotodus Lamninae Odontaspinae Odontaspis Orpodon Palaeohypotodus Pseudodontaspis Striatolamia Sylvestrilamia

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), France (1), South Africa (1), United States (10: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Chile (1), Ecuador (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Libya (1), the Netherlands (1), South Africa (1), Spain (4), United States (3: California, North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (2), Germany (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), South Africa (1)

• Neogene of Madagascar (1), South Pacific (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (4), Australia (11), Austria (8), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), the Czech Republic (3), Denmark (2), France (13), Germany (8), Grenada (1), India (2), Italy (2), Japan (11), Madagascar (1), Malta (5), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (4), Panama (1), Peru (3), Poland (2), Portugal (4), Slovakia (4), South Africa (1), Spain (6), Tunisia (2), United States (23: California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1), New Zealand (1), Peru (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (11), the Czech Republic (1), Egypt (1), France (1), Germany (3), Hungary (2), Japan (4), Kazakhstan (2), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (5), Pakistan (1), Romania (1), Ukraine (1), United States (6: California, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (5), Australia (4), Canada (2: Northwest Territories, Northwest Territory), Chile (3), Egypt (15), Germany (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (2), Jordan (3), Mexico (1), Morocco (2), Namibia (1), New Zealand (6), Nigeria (3), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Senegal (1), Togo (1), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (40), United States (39: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington), Uzbekistan (3), Western Sahara (3)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), France (1), Kazakhstan (2), Morocco (2), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (7), Nigeria (1), the Russian Federation (1), Saudi Arabia (2), Sweden (2), United States (20: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Dannevirke of New Zealand (1)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Canada (7: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Chile (2), the Czech Republic (2), Egypt (1), France (7), India (1), Japan (1), Jordan (2), Kazakhstan (1), Libya (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (1), Mozambique (1), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (5), the Russian Federation (3), South Africa (1), Spain (2), Sweden (5), Switzerland (8), Syria (6), Tunisia (1), Ukraine (1), United States (55: Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 517 collections including 870 occurrences

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