|Named By:||Casieer in 1960|
|Location:||Oceans worldwide, particularly well-known from fossil deposits in the Northern hemisphere|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Chondrichthyes | Elasmobranchii | Lamniformes ||
Palaeocarcharodon, also known as the pygmy white shark, is a genus of sharks in the family Cretoxyrhinidae. Palaeocarcharodon orientalis is the only species of this genus. These sharks lived in the Paleocene, from 61.7 to 55.8 Ma.