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Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1958Cretoxyrhinidae Glückman
1975Cretoxyrhinidae Herman p. 166
1978Cretoxyrhinidae Case p. 191
1979Cretoxyrhinidae Case p. 83
1988Cretoxyrhinidae Case and Schwimmer p. 295
1993Cretoxyrhinidae Biddle p. 205
1997Cretoxyrhinidae Shimada p. 275
1997Cretoxyrhinidae Siverson p. 459
2001Cretoxyrhinidae Peng et al. p. 5
2006Cretoxyrhinidae Underwood p. 234

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
orderLamniformesBerg 1958
familyCretoxyrhinidaeGlückman 1958
familyCretoxyrhinidaeGlückman 1958

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: base of the Early/Lower Barremian to the top of the Langhian or 130.00000 to 13.82000 Ma

Collections (174 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Barremian130.0 - 125.45Spain (Aragón) Cretolamna sp. (89263)
Albian113.0 - 100.5USA (New Mexico) Cretodus sp. (37561)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Tunisia (Tataouine) Cretodus sp. (116299)
Albian113.0 - 100.5France Otodus appendiculatus (2166)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Australia (Western Australia) Cretolamna sp., Cretoxyrhinidae indet., Paraisurus compressus (90688)
Albian113.0 - 100.5USA (Texas) Cretolamna appendiculata, Paraisurus macrorhiza (52126)
Albian - Turonian113.0 - 89.8India (Tamil Nadu) Cretodus longiplicatus (110178)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0Tunisia (Médenine) Cretodus sp. (67203)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0USA (Texas) Lamna arcuata (99146)
Late/Upper Albian105.3 - 99.6United Kingdom (England) Lamna appendiculata (94253)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Uzbekistan Cretolamna lerichei (62573)
Middle Eocene - Late/Upper Eocene48.6 - 33.9Egypt Cretolamna twiggsensis (62459)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Louisiana) Cretolamna lerichei (75638)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Egypt Cretolamna twiggsensis (145984)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Western Sahara Cretolamna twiggsensis (96688)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9Egypt Cretolamna twiggsensis (62468)
Late/Upper Oligocene28.4 - 23.03Pakistan (Balochistan) Cretolamna twiggensis (78423)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82USA (Maryland) Otodus appendiculatus (55396)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82USA (New Jersey) Otodus appendiculatus (18587)
Langhian - Tortonian15.97 - 7.246France Cretolamna sp. (187578)