Otodus obliquus Agassiz 1843 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

Alternative combination: Lamna obliqua

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 15-16). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 157-390

Belongs to Otodus according to H. M. Maisch et al. 2014

See also Agassiz 1843, Applegate and Espinosa-Arrubarrena 1996, Cassier 1966, Chapman 1918, Clark 1895, Cope 1868, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Davis 1888, Hay 1902, Leriche 1942 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Otodus (Carcharocles), Otodus (Otodus), Otodus divaricatus, Otodus isoelicus, Otodus koerti, Otodus lanceolatus, Otodus levis, Otodus megalodon, Otodus recticonus, Otodus subplicatus, Otodus tricuspis

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: Maryland collections)

• Eocene of Australia (1), Germany (1), New Zealand (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Senegal (1), the United Kingdom (12), United States (5: Alabama, Virginia)

• Paleocene of France (1), Kazakhstan (2), United States (7: Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of New Zealand (1)

Total: 35 collections including 38 occurrences

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