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Physodon

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Carchariidae

Taxonomy
Physodon was named by Müller and Henle (1839). It is extant.

It was reranked as Carcharias (Physodon) by Bohm (1926).

It was assigned to Elasmobranchii by Muller and Henle (1839); to Carcharias by Bohm (1926); to Carcharinidae by Weiler (1938); to Carchariidae by Leriche (1942); to Galeidae by Jordan (1963); and to Carcharhinidae by Cassier (1966) and Thurmond and Jones (1981).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1839Physodon Muller and Henle
1839Physodon Müller and Henle
1926Carcharias (Physodon) Bohm p. 79
1938Physodon Weiler p. 8
1942Physodon Leriche p. 79
1963Physodon Jordan p. 599
1966Physodon Cassier p. 86
1981Physodon Thurmond and Jones p. 64

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
RankNameAuthor
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Selachii
superorderGaleomorphi
orderLamniformesBerg 1958
familyCarchariidaeMuller and Henle
genusPhysodonMüller 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.

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 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 Middle Eocene to the top of the Late/Upper Miocene or 48.60000 to 5.33300 Ma

Collections (13 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom (England) P. tertius (8050 13299 185933)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Uzbekistan P. tertius (45701 45702)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3United Kingdom (England) P. tertius (41888)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3USA (Alabama) P. sp. (13346)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Namibia (Sperrgebiet) Carcharias quartus (149316)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Hungary P. contortus (124377)
Whitneyan33.3 - 30.8USA (Florida) Galeocerdo triqueter (17341)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82USA (Maryland) Galeocerdo triqueter (57782)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62USA (Maryland) Galeocerdo triqueter (70843)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Portugal P. sp. (56459)