†order Menaspiformes (chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Menaspiformes

Parent taxon: Holocephalomorpha according to J. A. Long 2011

See also Nelson 2006

Sister taxa: Chimaeriformes, Chondrenchelyiformes, Cochliodontiformes, Copodontiformes, Psammodontiformes, Squalorajiformes

Subtaxa: Deltoptychiidae Menaspidae Traquairiidae

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Permian of Germany (8 collections)

• Pennsylvanian of the United Kingdom (2)

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (1)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 12 collections including 13 occurrences

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