Carcharodon hubbelli

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Carcharodon hubbelli
Temporal range: Late Miocene (Huayquerian-Montehermosan)
~7.2–5.93 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Lamnidae
Genus: Carcharodon
C. hubbelli
Binomial name
Carcharodon hubbelli
Ehret et al., 2012

Carcharodon hubbelli is an extinct species of shark in the genus Carcharodon, known from fossils found in the Pisco Formation in southwestern Peru.[1] The shark is a transitional species, showing intermediate features between present-day great white sharks and smaller, prehistoric mako sharks.[2][3]

This shark was named in honour of Gordon Hubbell (the scientist who recovered the specimen from a farmer who found it in 1988)[4] in recognition of his contribution to shark palaeontology.[3]


  1. ^ Carcharodon hubbelli at
  2. ^ Nick Crumpton (14 November 2012). "Great whites not evolved from megashark'". BBC. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b Dana J. Ehret; Bruce J. Macfadden; Douglas S. Jones; Thomas J. Devries; David A. Foster; Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi (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.
  4. ^ "New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white". University of Florida News. 2012-11-14. Archived from the original on 2013-03-07. Retrieved 2013-03-28.