Alopias vulpinus Bonnaterre 1788 (thresher shark)

Chondrichthyes - Odontaspidida - Alopiidae

Alternative combination: Squalus vulipinis

Belongs to Alopias according to W. Landini et al. 2019

See also Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Kent 2018, Kumar and Loyal 1987 and Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Alopias latidens, Alopias macrourus, Alopias palatasi, Alopias superciliosus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: California, South Carolina collections)

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

• Miocene of Panama (2), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Peru (1)

• Oligocene of United States (2: California, South Carolina)

• Eocene of India (1)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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