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  • C. chubutensis


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    • This nearly perfect chub is a great example of the species. Agassiz originally named the species Carcharodon subauriculatus in 1843. In 1906 Ameghino renamed it to Carcharodon chubutensis. Over the years the Genus has changed back and forth, today it is Carcharocles.

    Taxonomy

    C. chubutensis

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Chondrichthyes
    Order: Lamniformes
    Family: Otodontidae
    Genus: Carcharocles
    Species: C. chubutensis
    Author Citation Agassiz, 1843

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Neogene
    Epoch: Miocene

    Stratigraphy

    Pungo River Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Don Rideout
    Date Collected: 04/17/2008
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 29mm
    Width: 23mm

    Location

    Lee Creek Mine
    Beaufort County
    North Carolina
    United States

    Comments

    This nearly perfect chub is a great example of the species. Agassiz originally named the species Carcharodon subauriculatus in 1843. In 1906 Ameghino renamed it to Carcharodon chubutensis. Over the years the Genus has changed back and forth, today it is Carcharocles.



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    Fossil-Hound

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    @sixgill pete gorgeous specimen. I just acquired a few of these that are larger and will post one of the too Collections soon. This is a very nice tooth with intact serrations.

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