†family Carchariidae Muller and Henle (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Carchariidae

Alternative spelling: Carchariinae

Parent taxon: Lamniformes according to A. M. Cvancara and J. W. Hoganson 1993

See also David 1943, Eastman 1904, Hay 1902, Jordan 1963, Leriche 1942, Miller 1967 and Woodward 1889

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

Subtaxa: Oxytes Physodon Triglochis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Portugal (1 collection), United States (2: Maryland)

• Oligocene of Hungary (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of Namibia (1), Tonga (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (3: Alabama), Uzbekistan (2)

Total: 17 collections including 20 occurrences

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