†superfamily Protacrodontoidea Zangerl 1981 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Euselachii

Full reference: R. Zangerl. 1981. Chondrichthyes I: Paleozoic Elasmobranchii. Handbook of Paleoichthyology 3a

Parent taxon: Euselachii according to M. Ginter et al. 2010

See also Li 1988

Sister taxa: Acronemus, Artiodus, Ctenacanthiformes, Dasyatiformes, Galei, Galeoidei, Hueneichthys, Hybodontida, Musteliformes, Neoselachii, Notidaniformes, Orectoloboidei, Scyliorhiniformes, Sphenacanthidae, Squatinoidei, Squatinorajiformes, Surcaudalus, Synechodontidae

Subtaxa: Holmesella Protacrodontidae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of Poland (1 collection)

• Permian of United States (1: Kansas)

• Carboniferous of Greenland (1), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (15), United States (8: Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota)

• Devonian of the Russian Federation (5)

Total: 33 collections including 37 occurrences

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