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Carcharhinus leucas

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Taxonomy
Carcharias leucas was named by Valenciennes (1839).

It was recombined as Carcharhinus leucas by Purdy et al. (2001), Kent (2018) and Landini et al. (2019).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1839Carcharias leucas Valenciennes
2001Carcharhinus leucas Purdy et al. p. 151
2018Carcharhinus leucas Kent p. 115
2019Carcharhinus leucas Landini et al. p. 361

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
RankNameAuthor
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Selachii
superorderGaleomorphi
orderCarchariniformes(Compagno 1973)
familyCarcharhinidaeJordan and Evermann 1896
genusCarcharhinusde Blainville 1816
speciesleucas(Valenciennes 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 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: base of the Middle Miocene to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 15.97000 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (28 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Oligocene - Langhian28.4 - 13.82Peru (Ica) Carcharhinus leucas (100330)
Aquitanian - Langhian23.03 - 13.82USA (North Carolina) Carcharhinus leucas (48887)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608USA (Florida) Carcharhinus leucas (161381)
Early/Lower Clarendonian13.6 - 10.3USA (Florida) Carcharhinus leucas (161375 161377)
Late/Upper Clarendonian13.6 - 10.3USA (Florida) Carcharhinus leucas (18554)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Panama (Colon) Carcharhinus leucas (160565)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Panama Carcharhinus leucas (96700)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Venezuela Carcharhinus leucas (200110 200111)
Tortonian - Zanclean11.62 - 3.6Panama (Colon) Carcharhinus leucas (168112)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Peru (Piura) Carcharhinus leucas (162465)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333USA (Florida) Carcharhinus leucas (162452)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Florida) Carcharhinus leucas (18556)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Portugal (Azores) Carcharhinus leucas (154210)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Portugal Carcharhinus leucas (91423)
MN 137.246 - 4.9Portugal (Alvalade) Carcharhinus leucas (65955)
Messinian - Zanclean7.246 - 3.6Mexico (Baja) Carcharhinus leucas (154117)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6USA (Florida) Carcharhinus leucas (46369)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Portugal Carcharhinus leucas (152330)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6USA (North Carolina) Carcharhinus leucas (52582)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Mexico (Baja California Sur) Carcharhinus leucas (154118)
Irvingtonian1.8 - 0.3USA (Florida) Carcharhinus leucas (20400 58089)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (South Carolina) Carcharhinus leucas (188304)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Alabama) Carcharhinus leucas (187584)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Georgia) Carcharhinus leucas (20604 20613)