Carcharodon

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Carcharodon
Carcharodon carcharias.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Lamnidae
Genus: Carcharodon
A. Smith, 1838

Carcharodon is a genus of sharks within the family Lamnidae. The only extant member of the genus is the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Extinct members of the genus include Carcharodon caifassii and Carcharodon hubbelli. The megalodon (Carcharodon megalodon) is placed by some taxonomists in the genus Carcharodon.[1][2] Other taxonomists place the megalodon in the family Otodontidae as Carcharocles megalodon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carcharodon hubbelli a.k.a. Hubbell’s white shark". Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  2. ^ Ehret, D.J.; et al. (November 2012). "Origin of the white shark Carcharodon (Lamniformes: Lamnidae) based on recalibration of the Upper Neogene Pisco Formation of Peru". Palaeontology 55 (6): 1139–1153. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2012.01201.x.