Carcharodon hubbelli
Temporal range: Late Miocene
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An artist's illustration of Carcharodon hubbelli preying upon a seal
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Jaws of Carcharodon hubbelli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Lamnidae
Genus: Carcharodon
Species: C. hubbelli
Binomial name
Carcharodon hubbelli
Ehret et al., 2012

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

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

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