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Temporal range: Paleocene to Recent[1]
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Galeocerdo cuvier
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Galeocerdo
J. P. Müller & Henle, 1837
Type species
Galeocerdo cuvier

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Galeocerdo is a genus of requiem sharks that have lived since the Paleocene epoch. While these sharks were formerly diverse, only one Galeocerdo cuvier (the modern tiger shark) survives today.[2]


Species in the genus Galeocerdo include:[3]


  1. ^ "Fossilworks Galeocerdo". 
  2. ^ "". 
  3. ^ "Fossilworks: Galeocerdo". Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Shark Teeth - Galeocerdo mayumbensis Fossils". Retrieved 2016-04-01.