Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 (great white shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Alternative combinations: Carcharias (Scoliodon) carcharias, Squalus carcharias

Synonyms: Carcharodon caifassi Lawley 1876, Carcharodon etruscus Lawley 1881, Carcharodon productus Agassiz 1843, Carcharodon rondeleti Muller and Henle 1841, Carcharodon rondeletii Muller and Henle 1841

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Carcharodon according to R. W. Boessenecker 2011

See also Adnet et al. 2009, Agassiz 1843, Applegate and Espinosa-Arrubarrena 1996, Chapman 1918, Chapman and Cudmore 1924, Eastman 1904, Hay 1902, Jordan 1922, Kent 2018, Leriche 1942, Purdy et al. 2001, Woodward 1889 and Yabe and Hirayama 1998

Sister taxa: Carcharodon (Procarcharodon), Carcharodon arnoldi, Carcharodon auriculatus, Carcharodon branneri, Carcharodon contortidens, Carcharodon debrayi, Carcharodon disauris, Carcharodon escheri, Carcharodon heterodon, Carcharodon hubbelli, Carcharodon humilis, Carcharodon lanceolatus, Carcharodon lanciformis, Carcharodon leptodon, Carcharodon leviathan, Carcharodon megalotis, Carcharodon morricei, Carcharodon nodai, Carcharodon orientalis, Carcharodon purplei, Carcharodon rectidens, Carcharodon semiserratus, Carcharodon subserratus, Carcharodon sulcidens, Carcharodon tembloris, Carcharodon toliapicus, Carcharodon turgidus

Type specimens:

  • Carcharodon carcharias: 1
  • Carcharodon caifassi:
  • Carcharodon etruscus:
  • Carcharodon productus:
  • Carcharodon rondeleti:

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Brazil (1), Japan (2), Taiwan (1), United States (6: Alabama, California, Florida, South Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Australia (1)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Australia (5), Chile (3), Italy (3), Japan (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), United States (5: California, North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (2), Japan (1), Mexico (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Chile (2), Cuba (1), India (4), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), Peru (2), United States (1: Florida)

Total: 54 collections each including a single occurrence

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