Genus CARCHAROCLES

Kingdom / Phylum . . . . . . . .
Subphylum / Superclass . . . .
Class / Subclass / Infraclass
Division / Superorder / Order
Suborder / Infraorder . . . . . .
Superfamily / Family . . . . . . .
Subfamily / Genus . . . . . . . . .
Animalia / Chordata
Cephalochordata / Gnathostomata
Chondrichthyes / Elasmobranchii / n.a.
n.a. / Euselachii / Galeomorpha
Lamnoidea / n.a.
n.a. / Lamnidae
n.a. / Carcharocles
Age:
Distribution:
Eocene - Pliocene
Global
 
On all issues listed below, the giant megalodon shark and/or its impressive teeth are shown. This species used to be assigned to the genus Carcharodon, which also includes the recent great white shark. However, megalodon belongs to a different lineage, and is not closely related to the great white.
 

Depicted on:

Angola, 1970 (3$50, fossil tooth, as Procarcharodon)
Central African Republic, 2016 (position 1 of sheet)
Cuba, 2015 (10 c., tooth and reconstruction, as Carcharodon)
Dominica, 1995 (position 10 of sheet)
New Caledonia, 1999 (70 Fr. and three stamps in sheet, fossil tooth and reconstruction)
Niger, 2015 (position 4 of sheet, M.S. margin, as Carcharodon)
Sao Tome e Principe, 2014 (position 2 of sheet, bottom)
Sierra Leone, 2015 (M.S. margin, as Carcharodon)
Sierra Leone, 2016 (M.S., as Megalodon)
Tristan da Cunha, 1998 (position 1 of sheet)
 
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