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Odontaspididae (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1839Odontaspididae Müller and Henle
1966Odontaspidae Cassier p. 68
1975Odontaspidae Herman p. 165
1978Odontaspidae Case p. 189
1979Odontaspidae Case p. 81
1981Odontaspidae Case p. 59
1981Odontaspidae Thurmond and Jones p. 45
1983Odontaspidae Bendix-Almgreen p. 2
1984Odontaspididae Squires p. 56
1988Odontaspidae Case and Schwimmer p. 294
1992Odontaspididae Long p. 24
1993Odontaspididae Biddle p. 203
1993Odontaspididae Cvancara and Hoganson p. 8
2000Odontaspididae Long and Stilwell p. 349
2001Odontaspididae Peng et al. p. 5
2001Odontaspididae Purdy et al. p. 101
2003Odontaspididae Antunes and Balbino p. 142
2005Odontaspididae Compagno
2005Odontaspidae Tabuce et al. p. 385
2006Odontaspidae Underwood p. 234
2007Odontaspididae Marsili et al. p. 30
2009Odontaspididae Cicimurri and Knight p. 631
2017Odontaspididae Szabo et al.
2018Odontaspididae Kent p. 63

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
orderLamniformesBerg 1958
familyOdontaspididaeMüller and Henle 1839
familyOdontaspididaeMüller and Henle 1839

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 Valanginian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 139.80000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 132.9 Ma

Collections (517 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Cretaceous145.0 - 100.5Tunisia (Medinine) Odontaspis sp. (166013)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (North Dakota) Odontaspis macrota (84018)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0New Zealand (South Island) Lamna incurva (204190)
Valanginian139.8 - 132.9Switzerland Odontaspis studeri (2225)
Hauterivian132.9 - 129.4Switzerland Odontaspis gracilis (2256 2259) Odontaspis studeri, Odontaspis gracilis (2198)
Late/Upper Barremian - Early/Lower Aptian130.0 - 122.46Spain (Aragón) Odontaspididae indet. (28196)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46Switzerland Odontaspis gracilis (2175 2232)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Australia (Western Australia) Carcharias striatula (90688)
Albian113.0 - 100.5France Odontaspis gracilis (2168)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Switzerland Odontaspis gracilis (2167 2237)
Albian - Turonian113.0 - 89.8India (Tamil Nadu) Eostriatolamia sp. (110178)
Late/Upper Albian - Early/Lower Cenomanian105.3 - 93.5Kazakhstan Carcharias sp. (175010)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9France (Charente) Carcharias amonensis (161752) Cenocarcharias rochebrunei (161751)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Libya (Awbari) Carcharoides sp. (45725)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0Japan (Hokkaido) Odontaspis sp. (161435)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0USA (North Carolina) Odontaspis sp. (71488)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0South Africa Carcharias sp. (38815)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5France (Poitou-Charentes) Carcharias amonensis (73862 73863)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Egypt (Matruh) Odontaspis sp., Odontaspis bicarinatus (84550)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5USA (Colorado) Carcharias saskatchewanensis (132505)