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Odontaspis exilis Leriche 1942 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 132625

Full reference: M. Leriche. 1942. Contribution a l'etude des faunes ichthyologiques marines des terrains tertiaires de la plaine cotiere Atlantique et du centre des Etats-Unis. Memoires de la Societe Geologique de France (Nouvelle Serie) 45:1-111

Belongs to Odontaspis according to M. Leriche 1942

Sister taxa: Lamna (Odontaspis) dubia, Lamna (Odontaspis) duplex, Lamna (Odontaspis) rhaphiodon, Lamna (Odontaspis) subulata, Odontaspis actutissima, Odontaspis acutissima, Odontaspis attenuata, Odontaspis bicarinatus, Odontaspis bronni, Odontaspis contortidens, Odontaspis crassidens, Odontaspis ensiculata, Odontaspis exigua, Odontaspis ferox, Odontaspis heersensis, Odontaspis hopei, Odontaspis incurva, Odontaspis malletiana, Odontaspis molassica, Odontaspis sanguinei, Odontaspis vorax, Odontaspis winkleri

Type specimen: Its type locality is Highway 71, which is in an Eocene marine horizon in Texas

Ecology: nektonic carnivore