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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)

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 disauris, Carcharodon escheri, Carcharodon hastalis, Carcharodon heterodon, Carcharodon hubbelli, Carcharodon humilis, Carcharodon lanceolatus, Carcharodon lanciformis, Carcharodon leptodon, Carcharodon leviathan, Carcharodon megalotis, Carcharodon morricei, Carcharodon orientalis, Carcharodon plicatilis, Carcharodon polygyrus, Carcharodon productus, Carcharodon rectidens, Carcharodon rectus, Carcharodon rondeleti, Carcharodon semiserratus, Carcharodon subauriculatus, Carcharodon subserratus, Carcharodon sulcidens, Carcharodon tembloris, Carcharodon toliapicus, Carcharodon turgidus

Type specimens:

  • Carcharodon carcharias: 1
  • Carcharodon caifassi:
  • Carcharodon etruscus:

Ecology: nektonic carnivore