Odontaspis contortidens Agassiz 1843 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combinations: Carcharias contortidens, Lamna (Odontaspis) contortidens, Lamna contortidens

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 15-16). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 157-390

Belongs to Odontaspis according to S. Marsili et al. 2007

See also Agassiz 1843, Chapman 1918, Chapman and Cudmore 1924, Chapman and Pritchard 1904, Ciobanu 1977, Hay 1902 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Lamna (Odontaspis) dubia, Lamna (Odontaspis) duplex, Lamna (Odontaspis) gracilis, Lamna (Odontaspis) rhaphiodon, Lamna (Odontaspis) subulata, Odontaspis actutissima, Odontaspis acutissima, Odontaspis atlasi, Odontaspis attenuata, Odontaspis bicarinatus, Odontaspis bronni, Odontaspis ensiculata, Odontaspis exigua, Odontaspis exilis, Odontaspis ferox, Odontaspis heersensis, Odontaspis hopei, Odontaspis incurva, Odontaspis macrota, Odontaspis malletiana, Odontaspis sanguinei, Odontaspis vorax, Odontaspis winkleri

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Pliocene of Australia (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Italy (1), New Zealand (1)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (4), Romania (1)

• Eocene of Australia (2), Namibia (1)

Total: 15 collections including 16 occurrences

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