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Lamniformes (mackerel sharks)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Lamniformes (from the Greek word, Lamna "fish of prey") are an order of sharks commonly known as mackerel sharks (which may also refer specifically to the family Lamnidae). It includes some of the most familiar species of sharks, such as the great white shark, as well as more unusual representatives, such as the goblin shark and the megamouth shark.
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Alopiidae (thresher sharks) (6)   (1)
Anacoracidae (3)
Carchariidae (1)
Cardabiodontidae (1)
Cetorhinidae (basking sharks) (5)   (1)
Cretoxyrhinidae (9)
Eoptolamnidae (1)
Lamiostomatidae (5)
Lamnidae (mackerel sharks, porbeagles, and white sharks) (84)   (2)
Megachasmidae (megamouth sharks) (2)
Mitsukurinidae (goblin sharks) (11)
Odontaspididae (goblin sharks, sand sharks, and sand tiger sharks) (52)
Otodontidae (1)
Pseudocarchariidae (crocodile sharks) (1)


Palaeohypotodus (1)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0