Family Carcharidae (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Plagiostomi - Carcharidae

Parent taxon: Plagiostomi according to W. Weiler 1938

See also Ameghino 1901

Sister taxa: Acanthodes, Hexeptranchidae, Narcopterus, Raiae

Subtaxa: Prionodon Rhaibodus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Neogene of United States (1: South Carolina collection)

• Miocene of Australia (3), India (1), Madagascar (1), New Zealand (3), Poland (1), Spain (1), United States (5: Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

• Eocene of Namibia (1)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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