Odontaspis acutissima Agassiz 1843 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combinations: Lamna (Odontaspis) acutissima, Lamna acutissima, Odontaspis (Synodontaspis) acutissima, Synodontaspis acutissima

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 R. W. Purdy et al. 2001

See also Agassiz 1843, Antunes and Balbino 2003, Case 1981, Ciobanu 1977, Leriche 1942, Marsili et al. 2007, Szabo et al. 2017 and Weiler 1938

Sister taxa: Lamna (Odontaspis) dubia, Lamna (Odontaspis) duplex, Lamna (Odontaspis) gracilis, Lamna (Odontaspis) rhaphiodon, Lamna (Odontaspis) subulata, Odontaspis actutissima, Odontaspis atlasi, Odontaspis attenuata, Odontaspis bicarinatus, Odontaspis bronni, Odontaspis contortidens, 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


• Quaternary of South Africa (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1)

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

• Miocene of Austria (2), France (1), Germany (1), Japan (2), the Netherlands (2), Poland (2), Slovakia (2), Spain (5), United States (3: Maryland, North Carolina)

• Oligocene of Hungary (1), the Netherlands (2), Romania (1)

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

Total: 30 collections including 31 occurrences

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