Family Chimaeridae (chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Chimaeriformes - Chimaeridae

Parent taxon: Chimaeroidea according to J. S. Nelson 2006

See also Cassier 1966, Jordan 1963, Kent 2018, Leriche 1942, Underwood 2002, Woodward 1891 and Zangerl 1981

Sister taxon: Chimaerotheca

Subtaxa: Chimaera Elasmodectes Hydrolagus Leptomylus Similihariotta

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (3)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), the Russian Federation (4), Switzerland (1), United States (13: New Jersey, Utah)

• Jurassic of France (1), Germany (1)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Illinois)

Total: 29 collections including 30 occurrences

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