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Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 (great white shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83174

Alternative combinations: Carcharias (Scoliodon) carcharias, Squalus carcharias

Synonyms: Carcharodon caifassi Lawley 1876 (no. 202669), Carcharodon etruscus Lawley 1881 (no. 202670), Carcharodon productus Agassiz 1843 (no. 202668), Carcharodon rondeleti Muller and Henle 1841 (no. 132707), Carcharodon rondeletii Muller and Henle 1841 (no. 394244)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Carcharodon according to R. W. Boessenecker 2011

Sister taxa: Carcharodon (Procarcharodon), Carcharodon arnoldi, Carcharodon auriculatus, Carcharodon contortidens, Carcharodon debrayi, Carcharodon disauris, Carcharodon escheri, Carcharodon heterodon, Carcharodon hubbelli, Carcharodon humilis, Carcharodon lanceolatus, Carcharodon lanciformis, Carcharodon leptodon, Carcharodon leviathan, Carcharodon megalotis, Carcharodon morricei, Carcharodon nodai, Carcharodon orientalis, Carcharodon rectidens, Carcharodon rectus, Carcharodon riversi, Carcharodon semiserratus, Carcharodon subserratus, Carcharodon sulcidens, Carcharodon tembloris, Carcharodon toliapicus, Carcharodon turgidus

Type specimens:

  • Carcharodon carcharias: 1
  • Carcharodon caifassi:
  • Carcharodon etruscus:
  • Carcharodon productus:
  • Carcharodon rondeleti:

Ecology: nektonic carnivore