†family Scyllidae (shark)

Chondrichthyes - Scyllidae

Parent taxon: Selachii according to A. S. Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Anacoracoidei, Asterospondyli, Cooperodon, Ctenacanthoidei, Fortscottella, Galeomorphi, Hammondella, Heterodontoidea, Hexanchoidea, Idiacanthus, Kirkella, Moreyella, Notidanidae, Notidanoidei, Platyspondylus, Rajae, Spinacidae, Squali, Squalimorphi, Tectospondyli, Trygonidae

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Libya (1 collection), United States (1: North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Miocene of Austria (2), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), France (1), Germany (3), India (1), Japan (2), Malta (1), the Netherlands (2), Poland (1), Slovakia (1), United States (5: California, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (1), United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), France (1), Jordan (2), Togo (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (15), United States (8: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), Morocco (2), United States (3: New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous of France (2), Germany (1), Israel (1), Jordan (1), Lebanon (3), Sweden (5), United States (3: Kansas, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 82 collections including 111 occurrences

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