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Lamna (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1816Lamna Cuvier
1873Lamna Leidy p. 351
1888Lamna Davis p. 15
1888Lamna marginalis Davis p. 19 figs. Plate 3, Figs. 8-10
1889Lamna Woodward p. 392
1901Lamna Ameghino p. 83
1902Lamna Hay p. 302
1907Lamna Jordan p. 106
1918Lamna Chapman p. 13
1923Lamna Jordan and Hanibal p. 50
1924Lamna Chapman and Cudmore p. 126
1926Lamna Bohm p. 77
1938Lamna Weiler p. 7
1942Lamna Leriche p. 14
1963Lamna Jordan p. 599
1966Lamna Cassier p. 74
1970Lamna Applegate p. 396
1971Lamna Thurmond p. 218
1981Lamna Case p. 58
1981Lamna Thurmond and Jones p. 53
1992Lamna Long p. 27
1996Lamna Martin p. 51
2001Lamna Purdy et al. p. 123
2002Lamna Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Lamna Compagno

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
orderLamniformesBerg 1958
familyLamnidaeMüller and Henle 1838
genusLamnaCuvier 1816

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: base of the Early/Lower Hauterivian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 136.40000 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (162 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0New Zealand (South Island) Lamna sp. (204190)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (North Dakota) Lamna mediavia (84018)
Early/Lower Hauterivian136.4 - 130.0Germany Lamna sp. (91586)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0USA (Texas) Lamna sulcata (99154)
Albian113.0 - 100.5USA (Texas) Lamna sp. (99148) Lamna sulcata (99143 99147 99149 99152 99155 99157 99158)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0USA (Texas) Lamna sp. (58637) Lamna sulcata (99146)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0USA (Maryland) Lamna cuspidata (127182)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0Brazil (Pernambuco) Lamna serra (167994)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Egypt (Matruh) Lamna planidens, Lamna sulcata (84550)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Sweden Lamna sp. (70427)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Australia (Victoria) Lamna sp., Odontaspis cuspidata, Lamna crassidens (46167)
MN 137.246 - 4.9Portugal Carcharias cuspidata (65954)
Messinian - Zanclean7.246 - 3.6Australia (Victoria) Lamna sp. (154112)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6USA (North Carolina) Lamna sp., Carcharias cuspidata (52582)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Australia (South Australia) Lamna sp. (159914)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Argentina (Buenos Aires) Odontaspis cuspidata (53926)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Taiwan (Tainan) Carcharias cuspidatus (76844)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117USA (Georgia) Lamna sp. (77596)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Japan (Aomori) Lamna ditropis (101898)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Georgia) Odontaspis cuspidata (80231)