Carcharias acutissima Agassiz 1843 (sand shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

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

Belongs to Carcharias according to M. Szabo et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Carcharias (Odontaspis), Carcharias acutus, Carcharias clavata, Carcharias clavatus, Carcharias collata, Carcharias eocaenus, Carcharias gibbesii, Carcharias gustrowensis, Carcharias lomitae, Carcharias melanopterus, Carcharias ornatus, Carcharias reticulata, Carcharias sanctaecrucis, Carcharias striatula, Carcharias taurus, Carcharias tenuis, Carcharias victoriae, Carcharias virgatulus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• MN 13 of Portugal (2 collections)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Austria (5), Costa Rica (1), France (9), Portugal (2)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1)

• Eocene of New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Georgia)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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