|Named By:||D. J. Ehret, B. J. MacFadden, D. S. Jones, T. J. DeVries, D. A. Foster & R. SalasinGismondi. 2012|
|Time Period:||Late Miocene|
|Location:||Peru - Piscoe Formation|
|Fossil(s):||Complete set of jaws including 222 teeth. 45 vertebrae|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Chondrichthyes | Elasmobranchii | Lamniformes | Lamnidae | Carcharodon ||
Carcharodon hubbelli is an extinct species of shark known from fossils found in the Pisco Formation in south-west Peru. The shark is a transitional species, showing intermediate features between present-day great white sharks and smaller, prehistoric mako sharks.
This shark was named in honour of Gordon Hubbell (the scientist who recovered the specimen from a farmer who found it in 1988) in recognition of his contribution to shark palaeontology.