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Galeocerdo (tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1837Galeocerdo Müller and Henle
1843Corax Agassiz p. 224
1873Galeocerdo Leidy p. 351
1888Galeocerdo Davis p. 7
1889Corax Woodward p. 422
1889Galeocerdo Woodward p. 443
1896Corax Alessandri p. 722
1901Galeocerdo Ameghino p. 82
1902Corax Hay p. 309
1902Galeocerdo Hay p. 311
1904Galeocerdo Chapman and Pritchard p. 273
1907Galeocerdo Jordan p. 101
1918Galeocerdo Chapman p. 7
1919Galeocerdo Jordan and Gilbert p. 21
1924Galeocerdo Chapman and Cudmore p. 116
1926Galeocerdo Bohm p. 78
1926Galeocerdo White p. 26
1942Galeocerdo Leriche p. 48
1963Corax Jordan p. 599
1963Galeocerdo Jordan p. 599
1969Galeocerdo Deraniyagala p. 6
1981Galeocerdo Case p. 63
1981Galeocerdo Thurmond and Jones p. 62
1983Galeocerdo Bendix-Almgreen p. 2
1987Galeocerdo Kumar and Loyal p. 64
2001Galeocerdo Purdy et al. p. 144
2002Galeocerdo Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Galeocerdo Vicens and Rodríguez-Perea p. 124
2005Galeocerdo Compagno
2014Galeocerdo Maisch et al. p. 191
2017Galeocerdo Hastings and Dooley p. 83
2018Galeocerdo Kent p. 107
2019Galeocerdo Cantalice et al. p. 431
2019Galeocerdo Landini et al. p. 361

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
orderCarchariniformes(Compagno 1973)
familyCarcharhinidaeJordan and Evermann 1896
genusGaleocerdoMüller and Henle 1837

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 2017, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Turonian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 93.50000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 89.3 Ma

Collections (238 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0USA (Maryland) Corax pristiodontus (127182)
Late/Upper Turonian93.5 - 89.3USA (Wyoming) Corax sp. (87755)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Wyoming) Corax sp. (105717)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Maryland) Corax pristiodontus (127195)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8USA (Virginia) Galeocerdo contortus (84048)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Saudi Arabia (Ash Sharqiyah) Galeocerdo latidens (42459)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8India (Himachal Pradesh) Galeocerdo latidens (31268) Galeocerdo sp. 1, Galeocerdo sp. 2, Galeocerdo latidens (31267)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Ukraine Galeocerdo sp. (132391)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9USA (Virginia) Galeocerdo latidens (127179)
Early/Lower Eocene - Middle Eocene55.8 - 37.2United Kingdom (England) Galeocerdo latidens (3256 3257)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Madagascar Galeocerdo eaglesomei (93587)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Pakistan (Punjab) Galeocerdo latidens (38498)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Uzbekistan Galeocerdo latidens (62573)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2India (Himachal Pradesh) Galeocerdo latidens (31026)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Australia (South Australia) Galeocerdo sp. (159894)
Middle Eocene - Late/Upper Eocene48.6 - 33.9USA (California) Galeocerdo sp. (191000)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Nigeria Galeocerdo latidens (60711) Galeocerdo semilevis (77257 187560)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3United Kingdom (England) Galeocerdo latidens (41989 41992 41994 41996 41998)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3USA (California) Galeocerdo sp. (200654)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Togo Galeocerdo latidens, Galeocerdo eaglesomei (32991)