Carcharhinus caquetius

Taxonavigation: Carcharhiniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Superordo: Selachimorpha
Ordo: Carcharhiniformes

Familia: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Carcharhinus

Species: †Carcharhinus caquetius


Carcharhinus caquetius Carrillo-Briceño et al., 2015

  • Holotype: AMU-CURS 499, upper lateral tooth.
  • Paratypes: AMU-CURS 477, two upper lateral teeth.

Type locality: Puente Río Urumaco, Urumaco Formation (middle–late Miocene), Middle Member, on the right bank of the Urumaco River (near the Urumaco River bridge), northwestern Venezuela.

Etymology: named in honor of the Caquetío pre-Hispanic tribe who lived in the Falcon state and other parts of western Venezuela.