Hemipristis Agassiz 1843 (ground shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 15-16). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 157-390

Parent taxon: Hemigaleidae according to L. V. Compagno 2005

See also Adnet et al. 2007, Cantalice et al. 2019, Case 1981, Chandler et al. 2006, Chapman and Cudmore 1924, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Deraniyagala 1969, Eastman 1908, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Hay 1902, Jordan 1963, Jordan and Gilbert 1919, Jordan and Hanibal 1923, Kent 2018, Kumar and Loyal 1987, Landini et al. 2019, Leriche 1942, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Vicens and Rodríguez-Perea 2003, Woodward 1889 and Yabe and Hirayama 1998

Sister taxa: Chaenogaleus, Hemigaleus, Moerigaleus, Paragaleus

Subtaxa: Hemipristis curvatus Hemipristis elongata Hemipristis heteropleurus Hemipristis lavigniensis Hemipristis paucidens Hemipristis wyattdurhami

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: Alabama, Florida, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Ecuador (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1), Mexico (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Mexico (1), Panama (1)

• Neogene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (1), Austria (3), Brazil (5), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (2), the Czech Republic (1), Fiji (1), France (11), Germany (1), Grenada (1), India (2), Italy (2), Japan (6), Madagascar (1), Malta (5), Mexico (4), Pakistan (1), Panama (25), Peru (3), Poland (1), Portugal (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovakia (3), Spain (1), Sri Lanka (2), United States (38: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (6)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Peru (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Egypt (1), Oman (1), Pakistan (2), United States (3: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (17), India (1), Jordan (1), Mexico (1), Saudi Arabia (1), United States (13: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina), Western Sahara (3)

• Triassic of France (1)

Total: 196 collections including 200 occurrences

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