Family Mitsukurinidae Jordan 1898 (goblin shark)

Chondrichthyes - Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae

Parent taxon: Neoselachii according to C. J. Underwood 2006

See also Biddle 1993, Case 1979, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Herman 1975, Jordan 1963 and Long 1992

Sister taxa: Anachronistidae, Batoidea, Cretomanta, Dalatiiformes, Duffinselache, Galea, Galeomorphii, Grozonodon, Hopleacanthus, Mcmurdodontidae, Nanocetorhinus, Odontorhytis, Ostenoselachidae, Palaeocarcharidae, Pristiophoriformes, Protospinaciformes, Rhomaleodus, Selachii, Squalea, Squalomorphii, Squatinomorphii, Vallisia

Subtaxa: Anomotodon Mitsukurina Rhinognathus Woellsteinia

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Angola (1 collection)

• Neogene of Madagascar (1)

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1), Slovakia (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Egypt (2), France (1), Germany (1), Jordan (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (3: Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Paleocene of France (1), New Zealand (3), United States (1: Mississippi)

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (1), Israel (2), Lebanon (1), Sweden (4), Syria (3), United States (2: New Mexico, Texas)

Total: 36 collections including 38 occurrences

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