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Carcharocles megalodon Agassiz 1843 (megalodon)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 202672

Alternative combinations: Carcharias megalodon, Carcharodon megalodon, Megaselachus megalodon, Procarcharodon megalodon

Synonyms: Carcharodon ferox Emmons 1858 (no. 80605), Carcharodon triangularis Emmons 1858 (no. 80606)

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

Belongs to Carcharocles according to B. W. Kent 2018

Sister taxa: Carcharocles chubutensis, Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens

Ecology: nektonic carnivore