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Carcharodon Smith [A.] in Müller & Henle 1838:37 [ref. 3066]. Masc. Squalus carcharias Linnaeus 1758. Type by subsequent monotypy. On Official List (Opinion 723). Also appeared in Müller & Henle 1839:70 [ref. 3069] who added Carcharodon rondeletii Müller & Henle 1839 as type and only known species; however, Opinion 723 (1965) fixed Squalus carcharias Linnaeus 1758, through Carcharias lamia Rafinesque 1810, as type species by subsequent monotypy. •Valid as Carcharodon Smith 1838 -- (Springer 1973:13 [ref. 7162], Quéro in Whitehead et al. 1984:83 [ref. 13675], Compagno 1984:238 [ref. 6474], Bass 1986:98 [ref. 5635], Cappetta 1987:94 [ref. 6348], Paxton et al. 1989:66 [ref. 12442], Gomon et al. 1994:141 [ref. 22532], Compagno 1999:478 [ref. 25589], Compagno 2001:98 [ref. 26323], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:75 [ref. 25968], Compagno 2003:434 [ref. 26984], Compagno et al. 2005:18 [ref. 29145], Hoese & Gates 2006:77 [ref. 28997], White 2008:39 [ref. 30617], Castro 2011:256 [ref. 31457], Mollen et al. 2012:31 [ref. 32005], Parin et al. 2014:19 [ref. 33547], Duffy 2015:71 [ref. 34217], Dyldin 2015:45 [ref. 34524], Dyldin & Orlov 2016:545 [ref. 34656], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:75 [ref. 34398]). Current status: Valid as Carcharodon Smith 1838. Lamnidae.