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Otodus Agassiz 1843 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 34621

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 15-16). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 157-390

Parent taxon: Squalidae according to J. Leidy 1873

Sister taxa: Acanthias, Acanthidium, Acanthorhinus, Atractophorus, Centrophoroides, Centroscyllium, Dalatiinae, Entoxychirus, Lepidorhinus, Machephilus, Megasqualus, Nasisqualus, Paracentroscyllium, Protosqualus, Scymnodon, Spinax, Squalinae, Squalus, Trigonognathus, Zameus

Subtaxa: Otodus divaricatus, Otodus isoelicus, Otodus koerti, Otodus lanceolatus, Otodus levis, Otodus megalodon, Otodus obliquus, Otodus recticonus, Otodus subplicatus, Otodus tricuspis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore