TRACING THE ANCESTRY OF THE GREAT WHITE SHARK, CARCHARODON CARCHARIAS, USING MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSES OF FOSSIL TEETH

@inproceedings{Nyberg2006TRACINGTA,
  title={TRACING THE ANCESTRY OF THE GREAT WHITE SHARK, CARCHARODON CARCHARIAS, USING MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSES OF FOSSIL TEETH},
  author={K. Nyberg and Charles N. Ciampaglio and Gregory A. Wray},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract The evolutionary origin of the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is unclear, with debate centering around two principal hypotheses. The first, based on similarity in tooth shape, claims that C. carcharias originated from a group of extinct mako sharks that includes Isurus hastalis. The second hypothesis, based mostly on cladistic evidence, claims that C. carcharias originated from the same lineage as the giant megatoothed sharks, sharing a close evolutionary ancestor with the… 

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