Fossil range: Late Cretaceous
Cretoxyrhina mantelli - "Ginsu shark", from Late Cretaceous of Kansas
| Scientific classification
Cretoxyrhinidae is an extinct family of sharks. Members of this family include Cretoxyrhina, a genus from the Cretaceous, and Palaeocarcharodon, a possible ancestor of the Great white shark and Carcharocles megalodon, possibly the largest shark to have lived.