An unnamed species of Carcharochles or Otodus
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Jaws of Carcharocles megalodon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Otodontidae
Genus: Carcharocles
Binomial name
Carcharocles auriculatus
Jordan 1923

Carcharocles is an extinct genus of sharks, belonging to the order Lamniformes.[1] They lived from the Late Eocene to the Late Pliocene. The genus usually includes Megalodon, however some taxonomic authorities place it in other genera. Some authors consider the genus a subgenus of Otodus.[2]



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