Carcharodon hastalis (Agassiz, 1843)

Carcharodon hastalis (Agassiz, 1843)
Location : Huarra Formation. Atacama desert, Cile.
Age : Miocene - Pliocene

Dimension : 60 mm 

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A spectacularly colored tooth from the desert sands of Chile. The box with felt pad is included with the tooth. Carcharodon hastalis is an extinct species of shark, it has evolved into the current form of the white shark. The transitional species was named Carcharodon hubbelli, in honor of Dr. Gordon Hubbel.

Carcharodon hastalis (Agassiz, 1843)

Classification: Elasmobranchii -  Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Reference of the original species description:

AGASSIZ, L. (1843) Recherches sur les poissons fossiles. Volume 3 with plates.

Synonyms and combinations : 
Carcharodon hastalis, Cosmopolitodus aff. hastalis, Cosmopolitodus hastalis, Cosmopolitodus hastalis lusitanica, Cosmopolitodus hastalis pliocaenica, Cosmopolitodus hastalis tortonensis, Isurus cf. hastalis, Isurus hastalis, Isurus hastalis hastalis, Isurus hastalis pliocaenica, Isurus hastalis tortonensis, Isurus hastalis trigonodon, Isurus oxyrhinchus hastalis, Isurus oxyrhynchus hastalis, Isurus (Cosmopolitodus) hastalis, Isurus (Macrorhizodus) hastalis, Isurus (Oxyrhina) hastalis, Lamna hastalis, Macrorhizodus hastalis, Otodus hastalis, Oxyrhina cf. hastalis, Oxyrhina hastalis, Oxyrhina hastalis lusitanica, Oxyrhina hastalis tortonensis


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