Carcharomodus

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Taxonavigation: Lamniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Selachimorpha
Superordo: Galeomorphii
Ordo: Lamniformes

Familia: Lamnidae
Genus: †Carcharomodus
Species: †C. escheri

Name

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Carcharomodus Kriwet, Mewis & Hampe, 2015

Etymology: From Greek όμοιος (omoios), similar, and δόντι (donti), tooth; in combination with the name Carcharodon, in reference to the dental similarities with the living Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias.

References

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  • Kriwet, J., Mewis, H. & Hampe, O., 2015: A partial skeleton of a new lamniform mackerel shark from the Miocene of Europe. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 60 (4): 857–875. DOI: 10.4202/app.00066.2014 Reference page