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Lamnidae (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1838Lamnidae Müller and Henle
1889Lamnidae Woodward p. 349
1902Lamnidae Hay p. 301
1904Lamnidae Eastman p. 78
1906Lamnidae Andrews p. 319
1942Lamnidae Leriche p. 13
1963Lamnidae Jordan p. 599
1966Lamnidae Cassier p. 74
1970Lamnidae Applegate p. 396
1981Lamnidae Thurmond and Jones p. 51
1983Lamnidae Bendix-Almgreen p. 2
1984Lamnidae Squires p. 57
1992Lamnidae Long p. 27
1994Lamnidae Cione and Reguero p. 7
2001Lamnidae Gottfried and Fordyce
2001Lamnidae Purdy et al. p. 109
2003Lamnidae Antunes and Balbino p. 143
2005Lamnidae Compagno
2007Lamnidae Marsili et al. p. 36
2009Lamnidae Adnet et al. p. 10
2009Lamnidae Ehret et al. p. 3
2012Lamnidae Cione et al. p. 169
2012Lamnidae Ehret et al. p. 1145
2017Lamnidae Szabo et al.
2018Lamnidae Kent p. 68

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
orderLamniformesBerg 1958
familyLamnidaeMüller and Henle 1838
familyLamnidaeMüller and Henle 1838

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 Early/Lower Hauterivian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 136.40000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 130.0 Ma

Collections (440 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0New Zealand (South Island) Isurus sp., Lamna sp. (204190)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (North Dakota) Lamna mediavia (84018)
Early/Lower Hauterivian136.4 - 130.0Germany Lamna sp. (91586)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0USA (Texas) Lamna sulcata (99154)
Albian113.0 - 100.5USA (Texas) Lamna sp. (99148) Lamna sulcata (99143 99147 99149 99152 99155 99157 99158)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0USA (Texas) Lamna sp. (58637) Lamna sulcata (99146)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9United Kingdom (England) Lamnidae indet. (81061)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0South Africa Isurus sp. (38815)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0USA (Maryland) Lamna cuspidata (127182)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0Brazil (Pernambuco) Lamna serra (167994)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Egypt (Matruh) Lamna planidens, Lamna sulcata (84550)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Sweden Isurus zippei, Lamna sp. (70427)
Turonian93.9 - 89.8USA (South Dakota) Isurus sp. (181902)
Coniacian89.8 - 86.3USA (Wyoming) Isurus sp. (87767)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (New Mexico) Lamna sp. (52831)
Early/Lower Santonian - Middle Santonian85.8 - 83.5Sweden Isurus sp. (70316)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Delaware) Lamna cuspidata (127191)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (North Carolina) Isurus sp. (106277)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Egypt (Al Wadi al Jadid) Lamna rapax, Lamna serra (38669)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Maryland) Lamna cuspidata (127192 127193 127194)