Family Heterodontidae Gray 1851 (bullhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae

Parent taxon: Heterodontiformes according to D. Delsate 2003

See also Biddle 1993, Cassier 1966, Fedorowski 1912, Herman 1975, Jordan 1963, Kriwet 2008, Kriwet et al. 2009, Thies 1983, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Underwood 2002, Underwood 2006 and Underwood and Ward 2004

Sister taxon: Hybodontoidei

Subtaxa: Acrodonchus Amacanthus Centracion Centrodus Chalazacanthus Drepanephorus Echinodus Gyropleurodus Heterodontus Hoplonchus Hybodopsis Lepracanthus Lispacanthus Paracestracion Proheterodontus Psilacanthus Pycnacanthus Rhabdiodus Selachidea Strongyliscus Strophodus Styracodus Tropidodus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Pliocene of Australia (2), Japan (1), Mexico (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (3), Costa Rica (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (4: California, North Carolina)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Hungary (1), Japan (2), United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Egypt (3), Namibia (1), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (6: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), France (1), United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous of France (5), Israel (1), Kazakhstan (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (5), Switzerland (2), United States (5: Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas), Uzbekistan (2)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of France (2)

• Jurassic of France (2), Germany (4), Luxembourg (6), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (2)

• Triassic of France (1), Germany (1), Poland (1)

• Pennsylvanian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 94 collections including 118 occurrences

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