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Rhizoprionodon (sharpnose shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Rhizoprionodon Whitley
1981Rhizoprionodon Case p. 65
1981Rhizoprionodon Thurmond and Jones p. 68
2001Rhizoprionodon Purdy et al. p. 155
2002Rhizoprionodon Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Rhizoprionodon Compagno
2005Rhizoprionodon Tabuce et al. p. 385
2007Rhizoprionodon Adnet et al. p. 314
2009Rhizoprionodon Cicimurri and Knight p. 634
2014Rhizoprionodon Carillo-Briceño et al. p. 83
2014Rhizoprionodon Maisch et al. p. 193
2018Rhizoprionodon Kent p. 120

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
RankNameAuthor
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Selachii
superorderGaleomorphi
orderCarchariniformes(Compagno 1973)
familyCarcharhinidaeJordan and Evermann 1896
genusRhizoprionodonWhitley 1929

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
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 Lutetian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 47.80000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 41.3 Ma

Collections (91 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Pakistan Rhizoprionodon sp. (79971)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Uzbekistan Rhizoprionodon ganntourensis (62573)
Middle Eocene - Late/Upper Eocene48.6 - 33.9Egypt Rhizoprionodon sp. (62459)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3USA (Alabama) Rhizoprionodon sp. (13346)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Jordan Rhizoprionodon sp. (65226)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Morocco Rhizoprionodon sp. (91339)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Togo Rhizoprionodon ganntourensis (32991)
Lutetian - Bartonian47.8 - 38.0Egypt Rhizoprionodon sp. (137540 137541)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0USA (Alabama) Rhizoprionodon sp. (16848 205834)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (South Carolina) Rhizoprionodon ganntourensis (202013 202014)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Western Sahara Rhizoprionodon sp. (96686 96688)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Jordan Rhizoprionodon sp. (32899)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Egypt Rhizoprionodon sp. (96952 137546 137548 137550 137551 137554 137556 137558 137564 137568 137569 137578 137579 137582 137583 137586)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Louisiana) Rhizoprionodon sp. (75638)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9Egypt Rhizoprionodon sp. (62468)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9USA (Georgia) Rhizoprionodon ganntourensis (160397) Rhizoprionodon sp. (73434)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Pakistan (Balochistan) Rhizoprionodon sp. (78520)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Oman (Dhofar) Rhizoprionodon sp. (175334)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Pakistan Rhizoprionodon sp. (150337)
Late/Upper Oligocene28.4 - 23.03Pakistan (Balochistan) Rhizoprionodon sp. (78423)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) Rhizoprionodon fischeuri (32012)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03USA (South Carolina) Rhizoprionodon sp. (97550)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97USA (North Carolina) Rhizoprionodon sp. (71660)
Aquitanian - Langhian23.03 - 13.82USA (North Carolina) Rhizoprionodon sp. (48887)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97France (Bouches-du-Rhône) Rhizoprionodon fischeuri (37238)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Malta (Gozo) Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (161385)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82France (Loupian) Rhizoprionodon taxandriae (161623)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82Austria (Styria) Rhizoprionodon fischeuri (161936)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82USA (Virginia) Rhizoprionodon fischeuri (79793)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82Portugal (Penedo) Rhizoprionodon sp. (161620)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82Mexico (Baja California) Rhizoprionodon sp. (52183)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82France (Touraine) Rhizoprionodon taxandriae (161611)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608India (Orissa) Rhizoprionodon oligolinx (46343)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Austria (Styria) Rhizoprionodon fischeuri (161908)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62USA (Virginia) Rhizoprionodon fischeuri (126605)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62France (Gironde) Rhizoprionodon sp., Rhizoprionodon taxandriae (161524 161527) Rhizoprionodon taxandriae (161525 161533)
Serravallian - Tortonian13.82 - 7.246Ecuador Rhizoprionodon sp. (204350 204351) Rhizoprionodon sp., Rhizoprionodon longurio (204346) Rhizoprionodon taxandriae, Rhizoprionodon longurio (204349)
Serravallian - Tortonian13.82 - 7.246Malta (Ras ii-Karraba) Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (161384)
Early/Lower Clarendonian13.6 - 10.3USA (Florida) Rhizoprionodon sp. (161374 162456)
Late/Upper Clarendonian13.6 - 10.3USA (Florida) Rhizoprionodon sp. (18554)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246USA (Virginia) Rhizoprionodon fischeuri (152251)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Panama (Colon) Rhizoprionodon sp. (160781)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Panama Rhizoprionodon sp. (96700)
Tortonian - Zanclean11.62 - 3.6Ecuador Rhizoprionodon sp. (204352)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333USA (Florida) Rhizoprionodon terranovae (162452)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Panama (Panama) Rhizoprionodon sp. (191987 191989 191998)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Costa Rica (Limon) Rhizoprionodon fischeuri (162678)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Florida) Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (18556)
MN 137.246 - 4.9Portugal Rhizoprionodon sp. (65954)
MN 137.246 - 4.9Portugal (Alvalade) Rhizoprionodon sp. (65955)
Messinian - Zanclean7.246 - 3.6Mexico (Baja) Rhizoprionodon longurio (154117)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Libya Rhizoprionodon acutus (136597)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Ecuador (Esmeraldas) Rhizoprionodon taxandriae (151704)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6USA (Florida) Rhizoprionodon sp. (46369)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6USA (South Carolina) Rhizoprionodon teraenovae (77594)
Gelasian2.588 - 1.806Ecuador Rhizoprionodon sp. (204353)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Ecuador Rhizoprionodon sp., Rhizoprionodon taxandriae, Rhizoprionodon longurio (97639)
Irvingtonian1.8 - 0.3USA (Florida) Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (20400)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (California) Rhizoprionodon longurio (190889)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Georgia) Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (20604 20613)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (South Carolina) Rhizoprionodon sp. (188304)