†superfamily Ctenacanthoidea Zangerl 1981 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Ctenacanthiformes

Full reference: R. Zangerl. 1981. Chondrichthyes I: Paleozoic Elasmobranchii. Handbook of Paleoichthyology 3a

Parent taxon: Ctenacanthiformes according to M. Ginter 2002

See also Williams 1998, Williams 2001 and Zangerl 1981

Sister taxa: Acandylacanthus, Arauzia, Ctenacanthidae, Goodrichthys, Heslerodidae, Kaibabvenator, Moyacanthus, Nanoskalme, Neosaivodus, Pororhiza, Saivodus

Subtaxa: Anaclitacanthus Asteroptychius Bandringidae Carinacanthus Pyknotylacanthus Rhombacanthus Tamiobatidae Wodnika

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Triassic of Belgium (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Idaho, Nevada)

• Permian of Germany (6), the Russian Federation (2), United States (1: Alaska)

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Illinois)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 19 collections including 24 occurrences

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