Carcharopsis Agassiz 1843 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

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

See also Duffin and Cuny 2008, Hay 1902 and Jordan 1963

Sister taxa: Annulicorona, Antarctilamniformes, Aporomicrodus, Arduodens, Carinasubcorona, Celtiberina, Cestraciontidae, Changxingselache, Cladodontida, Cladodontomorphi, Cladodus hassiacus, Cladodus wildungensis, Cladoselachida, Cladoselachii, Cladoselachimorpha, Complanicorona, Coniunctio, Coronodontida, Euselachiformes, Euselachii, Fragilicorona, Galeiformes, Glabrisubcorona, Gondwanodus, Ichthyodorulites, Kannathalepididae, Labascicorona, Labrilancea, Leonodus, Lesnilomia, Listracanthidae, Lobaticorona, Meishanselache, Minuticorona, Omalodontiformes, Oniscina, Ornathiliabrilance, Ornatilabrilancea, Orodontida, Osteodonti, Parvicorona, Parvidiabolus, Parviscapha, Phoebodontiformes, Plagiostomi, Plesioselachus, Pleuracanthidae, Pleuracanthodii, Pristiorajea, Proselachii, Protodontidae, Pseudodalatiidae, Raineria, Rugosicorona, Sacrisubcorona, Selachii, Selachimorpha, Serratocorona, Siamodus, Squatinida, Suaviloquentia, Undulaticorona, Xenacanthida, Xenacanthimorpha

Subtaxa: Carcharopsis prototypus Carcharopsis wortheni

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Type: Carcharopsis prototypus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (3 collections), United States (2: Arkansas)

• Mississippian of United States (1: Alabama)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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