|Named By:||JeaninPierre Sylvestre de Grateloup in 1840|
|Location:||Across Europe and North America, possibly also Japan|
|Size:||Uncertain, multiple species are named, but remains can be very fragmentary|
|Fossil(s):||Multiple individuals, but often of very incomplete remains|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Platanistoidea | Squalodontidae ||
Squalodon is an extinct genus of whales endemic to Oligocene to Miocene, belonging to the family Squalodontidae. Named by Jean-Pierre Sylvestre de Grateloup in 1840, it was originally believed to be an iguanodontid dinosaur but has since been reclassified. The name Squalodon comes from Squalus, a genus of shark. As a result, its name means "shark tooth."