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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), Carcharodon sulcidens Agassiz 1843 (no. 202667)

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 acutidens, Carcharodon arnoldi, Carcharodon auriculatus, Carcharodon branneri, Carcharodon contortidens, Carcharodon debrayi, 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 mortoni, Carcharodon nodai, Carcharodon orientalis, Carcharodon purplei, Carcharodon rectidens, Carcharodon semiserratus, Carcharodon subserratus, Carcharodon tembloris, Carcharodon toliapicus, Carcharodon turgidus

Type specimens:

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

Ecology: nektonic carnivore