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Temporal range: Bathonian–Present
Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Infraclass: Euselachii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Lamniformes
L. S. Berg, 1958

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The Lamniformes (/ˈlæmnɪfɔːrmz/, from Greek lamna "fish of prey") are an order of sharks. They are commonly known as mackerel sharks.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Compagno, Leonard (2002) Sharks of the World: Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks Volume 2, FAO Species Catalogue, Rome. ISBN 92-5-104543-7.
  • Joseph S. Nelson (2006). "Order Lamniformes". Fishes of the World (4th ed.). John Wiley and Sons. pp. 57–60. ISBN 978-0-471-25031-9.

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