Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 (sand shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combination: Carcharias (Odontaspis) taurus

Belongs to Carcharias according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Biddle 1993, Cappetta and Nolf 2005, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Hay 1902, Marsili et al. 2007, Purdy et al. 2001 and Vicens and Rodríguez-Perea 2003

Sister taxa: Carcharias (Odontaspis), Carcharias acutissima, Carcharias acutus, Carcharias clavata, Carcharias clavatus, Carcharias collata, Carcharias eocaenus, Carcharias gibbesii, Carcharias gustrowensis, Carcharias lomitae, Carcharias melanopterus, Carcharias ornatus, Carcharias reticulata, Carcharias sanctaecrucis, Carcharias striatula, Carcharias tenuis, Carcharias victoriae, Carcharias virgatulus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), France (1), United States (6: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Libya (1), South Africa (1), Spain (4), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (4), Cuba (1), Grenada (1), Malta (5), Peru (2), Portugal (1), Spain (1), United States (4: Florida)

• Oligocene of Australia (2)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

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