Carcharhinus obscurus Le Sueur 1818 (requiem shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Alternative combination: Squalus obscurus

Belongs to Carcharhinus according to J. D. Carillo-BriceƱo et al. 2014

See also Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Carcharhinus ackermani, Carcharhinus albimarginatus, Carcharhinus antiquus, Carcharhinus balochenisis, Carcharhinus brachyurus, Carcharhinus egertoni, Carcharhinus falciformis, Carcharhinus gibbesi, Carcharhinus gilmorei, Carcharhinus lamia, Carcharhinus leucas, Carcharhinus macloti, Carcharhinus magdalenae, Carcharhinus marcaisi, Carcharhinus nigeriensis, Carcharhinus perezi, Carcharhinus perseus, Carcharhinus plumbeus, Carcharhinus porosus, Carcharhinus priscus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Quaternary of Ecuador (1 collection), United States (4: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Mexico (1), Panama (1)

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (1), Grenada (5), Panama (11), Venezuela (1)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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