Galeocerdo contortus Gibbes 1848 (tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Alternative combination: Physogaleus contortus

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

See also Clark 1895, Hay 1902, Kent 2018, Purdy et al. 2001 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Galeocerdo aduncus, Galeocerdo alabamensis, Galeocerdo clarkensis, Galeocerdo crassidens, Galeocerdo cuvieri, Galeocerdo davisi, Galeocerdo denticulatus, Galeocerdo eaglesomei, Galeocerdo gibberulus, Galeocerdo hartwellii, Galeocerdo latidens, Galeocerdo minor, Galeocerdo mixtus, Galeocerdo rosaliensis, Galeocerdo semilevis, Galeocerdo subcrenatus, Galeocerdo tigrinus, Corax planus, Corax maximus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Cuba (1 collection), Italy (1), Panama (9), Peru (2), United States (18: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Peru (1)

• Eocene of United States (1: Louisiana)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 34 collections each including a single occurrence

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