|Named By:||Louis Agassiz in 1843|
|Time Period:||Oligocene - Pliocene|
|Size:||Estimated at up to 12.2 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Mostly teeth but some vertebral centra are also known|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Chondrichthyes | Elasmobranchii | Lamniformes ||
|Also known as:||| Carcharodon mexicanus | Carcharodon productus | Megaselachus chubutensis ||
Carcharocles chubutensis, meaning "glorious shark of Chubut", from Ancient Greek: klewos (klewos) "glory/fame" + karkharias (karkharias) "shark", is a prehistoric megatoothed shark that lived during Oligocene, Miocene, and Pliocene epochs, approximately 28 - 5 million years ago. This shark is considered to be a close relative of another prehistoric megatoothed shark, C. megalodon. However, as is the case with C. megalodon, the classification of this species is disputed.