Family Lamnidae Müller and Henle 1838 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

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

See also Adnet et al. 2009, Andrews 1906, Antunes and Balbino 2003, Applegate 1970, Bendix-Almgreen 1983, Cassier 1966, Cione et al. 2012, Cione and Reguero 1994, Eastman 1904, Ehret et al. 2009, Ehret et al. 2012, Gottfried and Fordyce 2001, Hay 1902, Jordan 1963, Kent 2018, Leriche 1942, Long 1992, Marsili et al. 2007, Purdy et al. 2001, Squires 1984, Szabo et al. 2017, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Woodward 1889

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

Subtaxa: Alopecias Carcharodon Corax Exoles Isurus Lamna Oxyprinichthys Plectrostoma Selanonius Uyenoa

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Brazil (1), Japan (5), Taiwan (1), United States (10: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina)

• Mangapanian of New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Australia (1)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Australia (5), Chile (3), Italy (6), Japan (5), Libya (1), Mexico (3), New Zealand (2), South Africa (2), Spain (4), United States (13: California, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1), Chile (3), Japan (1), Mexico (1), South Africa (2), United States (2: California)

• Neogene of Japan (2), Madagascar (1), South Pacific (3), United States (4: California, Hawaii)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (14), Austria (4), Brazil (3), Chile (3), Colombia (3), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (1), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (2), France (6), Germany (1), Grenada (3), India (9), Italy (2), Japan (26), Malta (5), Mexico (4), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (4), Panama (5), Peru (7), Poland (1), Portugal (3), Slovakia (3), South Africa (2), Spain (2), Sri Lanka (2), Tunisia (1), United States (34: Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (1)

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

• Oligocene of Australia (6), Azerbaijan (1), France (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Japan (3), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (2), Romania (1), Ukraine (1), United States (3: California, Florida, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Antarctica (6), Argentina (1), Australia (4), Chile (1), Egypt (6), Germany (1), India (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (2), Jordan (1), Mexico (1), Namibia (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (2), Poland (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (1), Togo (1), Tonga (1), the United Kingdom (16), United States (24: Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, Washington), Uzbekistan (2)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), United States (7: Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Cenozoic of New Zealand (3)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (2), Chile (1), Egypt (2), Germany (2), Jordan (1), New Zealand (2), Niger (1), South Africa (1), Sweden (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (23: Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 403 collections including 622 occurrences

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