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Squalicorax (crow shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Anacoracidae

  • Eoanacorax was named by Glikman and Shvazhaite (1971). It is not extant.

    It was synonymized subjectively with Squalicorax by Siverson (1997).
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1939Squalicorax Whitley
1967Squalicorax Miller p. 223
1970Squalicorax Applegate p. 393
1971Eoanacorax Glikman and Shvazhaite
1975Squalicorax Herman p. 105
1978Squalicorax Case p. 186
1979Squalicorax Case p. 79
1981Squalicorax Thurmond and Jones p. 57
1988Squalicorax Case and Schwimmer p. 294
1997Squalicorax Siverson p. 461
2002Squalicorax Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Squalicorax Forey et al. p. 227

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
orderLamniformesBerg 1958
familyAnacoracidaeCasier 1947
genusSqualicoraxWhitley 1939

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-21 07:05:21
Modified: 2009-07-21 09:05:21
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2017, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Albian to the top of the Tortonian or 105.30000 to 7.24600 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 100.5 Ma

Collections (155 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (New Jersey) Squalicorax pristodontus (125224)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Switzerland Corax falcatus (2237)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Australia (Western Australia) Squalicorax primaevus (90688)
Albian113.0 - 100.5USA (Texas) Squalicorax sp. (52126)
Albian - Turonian113.0 - 89.8India (Tamil Nadu) Squalicorax baharijensis (110178)
Albian - Maastrichtian113.0 - 66.0USA (Louisiana) Squalicorax pristodontus (161201)
Late/Upper Albian - Early/Lower Cenomanian105.3 - 93.5Kazakhstan Squalicorax baharijensis (175010)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Lebanon Squalicorax falcatus (124426)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9United Kingdom (England) Corax falcatus (81062)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0USA (New Jersey) Squalicorax pristodontus (127082)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0USA (Maryland) Corax falcatus (127182)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0USA (North Carolina) Squalicorax pristodontus, Squalicorax kaupi (71488)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0Japan (Amakusa) Squalicorax sp. (161437)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0Brazil (Pernambuco) Corax pristodontus (167994)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0USA (Alabama) Squalicorax falcatus (82045)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0Japan (Matsuyama) Squalicorax sp. (161436)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Egypt (Matruh) Squalicorax baharijensis (84550)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Uzbekistan (Navoi) Eoanacorax dalinkevichiusi (58208)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5France (Poitou-Charentes) Squalicorax sp. (73862 73863)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5USA (Colorado) Squalicorax curvatus (132505)