basking shark

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  • noun

Synonyms for basking shark

large harmless plankton-eating northern shark

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Comments on the Use of Vertebrae, Gillrakers and Teeth in Fossil Cetorhinid Taxonomy--All nominal fossil species of Cetorhinus are based on gill rakers or vertebrae.
The first Tertiary records of undisputed cetorhinids are from the middle Eocene of Antarctica, possibly the middle Eocene of Russia, and the late Eocene of Oregon.
Conventionally, almost all late Miocene and younger cetorhinids are referred to Cetorhinus maximus, and early Miocene and Oligocene basking sharks are assigned to Keasius parvus.
This paper is the second in a series of studies to document the taxonomy and stratigraphic distribution of Tertiary eastern North Pacific cetorhinids.