†family Eoptolamnidae Kriwet et al. 2008 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Eoptolamnidae

Full reference: J. Kriwet, S. Klug, J. I. Canudo and G. Cuenca-Bescós. 2008. A new Early Cretaceous lamniform shark (Chondrichthyes, Neoselachii). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 154:278-290

Parent taxon: Lamniformes according to J. Kriwet et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Anacoracidae, Archaeolamnidae, Carchariidae, Carchariolamna, Cardabiodontidae, Cetorhinidae, Cretoxyrhinidae, Hispidaspis, Isurolamna, Lamnidae, Megachasmidae, Microcorax, Odontaspididae, Otodontidae, Palaeocarcharias, Paranomotodon, Pseudocarcharidae, Pseudocarchariidae

Subtaxa: Eoptolamna Leptostyrax Protolamna

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Type: Eoptolamna

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Australia (1 collection), France (3), Kazakhstan (1), Poland (1), Spain (2), Tunisia (1), United States (9: Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Texas)

Total: 18 collections including 19 occurrences

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