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Carcharodon (white shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1838Carcharodon Smith
1888Carcharodon Davis p. 8
1889Carcharodon Woodward p. 410
1901Carcharodon Ameghino p. 83
1902Carcharodon Hay p. 307
1904Carcharodon Chapman and Pritchard p. 283
1904Carcharodon Eastman p. 82
1906Carcharodon Andrews p. 319
1918Carcharodon Chapman p. 18
1919Carcharodon Jordan and Gilbert p. 22
1923Carcharodon Jordan and Hanibal p. 53
1924Carcharodon Chapman and Cudmore p. 133
1926Carcharodon White p. 12
1938Carcharodon Weiler p. 8
1942Carcharodon Leriche p. 35
1960Procarcharodon Casier
1963Carcharodon Jordan p. 599
1975Carcharodon Herman p. 166
1980Procarcharodon Case
1981Procarcharodon Case p. 56
1983Carcharodon Bendix-Almgreen p. 2
1987Procarcharodon Kumar and Loyal p. 63
1996Carcharodon Applegate and Espinosa-Arrubarrena p. 25
1996Carcharodon Martin p. 51
1998Carcharodon Yabe and Hirayama p. 41
2000Carcharodon Gottfried and Fordyce p. 731
2001Carcharodon Donovan and Gunter p. 212
2001Carcharodon Gottfried and Fordyce
2001Carcharodon Purdy et al. p. 123
2002Carcharodon Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Carcharodon Vicens and Rodríguez-Perea p. 123
2005Carcharodon Compagno
2007Carcharodon Marsili et al. p. 36
2009Carcharodon Adnet et al. p. 10
2009Carcharodon Ehret et al. p. 3
2012Carcharodon Cione et al. p. 169 figs. Fig. 6
2012Carcharodon Ehret et al. p. 1145
2014Carcharodon Maisch et al. p. 188
2018Carcharodon Kent p. 71
2019Carcharodon Cantalice et al. p. 431

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
orderLamniformesBerg 1958
familyLamnidaeMüller and Henle 1838
genusCarcharodonSmith 1838

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-21 07:05:21
Modified: 2009-07-21 09:05:21
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2017, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Campanian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 83.60000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 66.0 Ma

Collections (154 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0New Zealand (South Island) Carcharodon auriculatus (101382)
Paleocene66.0 - 56.0USA (Virginia) Carcharodon sp. (84049)
Cenozoic66.0 - 0.0New Zealand (North Island) Carcharodon auriculatus (204175)
Cenozoic66.0 - 0.0New Zealand (South Island) Carcharodon robustus (204194)
Clarkforkian56.8 - 55.8USA (South Carolina) Carcharodon orientalis (15074)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8India (Himachal Pradesh) Procarcharodon sp. (31267)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8USA (Virginia) Carcharodon sp. (91123)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8USA (Maryland) Carcharodon sp. (81880)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9USA (Maryland) Carcharodon auriculatus (55255)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Japan (Fukuoka) Carcharodon auriculatus, Carcharodon nodai (161438)
Waipawan55.8 - 53.0New Zealand (Chatham Islands) Carcharodon auriculatus (52450)
Casamayoran55.8 - 48.0Argentina (Santa Cruz) Carcharodon sp., Carcharodon auriculatus (50067)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Uzbekistan Procarcharodon auriculatus (45701)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Japan (Fukuoka) Carcharodon nodai (168601)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Germany Carcharodon auriculatus, Procarcharodon auriculatus (121968)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Jamaica Carcharodon sp. (77041)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Nigeria Carcharodon debrayi (60711)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3United Kingdom (England) Procarcharodon auriculatus (41989)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3USA (Alabama) Carcharocles auriculatus (13346)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Mexico (Chiapas) Carcharodon auriculatus (45920)