Sphyrna magna Cope 1868 (hammerhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae

Alternative combination: Carcharias magna

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. [Extinct Cetacea from the Miocene bed of Maryland]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia 20(3):159-160

Belongs to Sphyrna according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Cope 1868, Eastman 1904 and Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Sphyrna americana, Sphyrna denticulata, Sphyrna elongata, Sphyrna gibbesii, Sphyrna gilmorei, Sphyrna itoriensis, Sphyrna laevissima, Sphyrna lata, Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna media, Sphyrna prisca, Sphyrna tortilis, Sphyrna zygaena

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Miocene of Brazil (5 collections), United States (2: Maryland)

Total: 7 collections including 8 occurrences

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