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Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1816Carcharhinus de Blainville
1902Carcharhinus Hay p. 312
1919Carcharhinus Jordan and Gilbert p. 21
1923Carcharhinus Jordan and Hanibal p. 36
1926Carcharhinus White p. 36
1963Carcharhinus Jordan p. 599
1998Carcharhinus Yabe and Hirayama p. 50
2001Carcharhinus Purdy et al. p. 149
2002Carcharhinus Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Carcharhinus Compagno
2005Carcharhinus Kriwet
2007Carcharhinus Adnet et al. p. 305
2009Carcharhinus Cicimurri and Knight p. 632
2014Carcharhinus Carillo-Briceño et al. p. 83
2017Carcharhinus Hastings and Dooley p. 83
2017Carcharhinus Szabo et al.
2018Carcharhinus Kent p. 111
2019Carcharhinus Ebersole et al. p. 67
2019Carcharhinus Landini et al. p. 361

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
orderCarchariniformes(Compagno 1973)
familyCarcharhinidaeJordan and Evermann 1896
genusCarcharhinusde Blainville 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 06:53:24
Modified: 2009-07-21 08:53:24
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2020, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Uintan to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 46.20000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 41.3 Ma

Collections (281 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Pakistan C. sp. (79971)
Ypresian - Priabonian56.0 - 33.9Antarctica (Seymour Island) C. sp. (133687)
Middle Eocene - Late/Upper Eocene48.6 - 33.9Egypt C. sp. 1, C. sp. 2 (62459)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3USA (Georgia) C. macloti (4868)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Nigeria C. nigeriensis (187560)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3India (Gujarat) Galeocerdo sp. (48074)
Lutetian - Bartonian47.8 - 38.0Antarctica (Seymour Island) C. sp. (53666)
Lutetian - Bartonian47.8 - 38.0Egypt C. sp. (137536 137537 137538 137539 137540 137541)
Lutetian - Bartonian47.8 - 38.0USA (Texas) Negaprion gibbesi (2412)
Late/Upper Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (Texas) C. sp. (16542)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0USA (Alabama) Negaprion gibbesi (83251)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0USA (Mississippi) Negaprion gibbesi (61249)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0USA (Louisiana) Negaprion gibbesi (3534)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Nigeria C. nigeriensis (32905)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Arkansas) Negaprion gibbesi (16549 45641)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Louisiana) C. gibbesi (75638) Negaprion gibbesi (32925 55251)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Western Sahara C. frequens, C. sp. (96686 96688)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Jordan C. frequens (32899)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Georgia) Negaprion gibbesi (45640)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Alabama) Negaprion gibbesi (45637)