†family Diplodoselachidae Dick 1981 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Xenacanthiformes - Diplodoselachidae

Parent taxon: Xenacanthiformes according to M. Ginter et al. 2010

See also Johnson and Thayer 2009, Lund and Grogan 2004 and Zangerl 1981

Sister taxa: Xenacanthidae, Xenosynechodontidae

Subtaxa: Dicentrodus Diplodoselache Hagenoselache Lebachacanthus Orthacanthus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Japan (1 collection)

• Jurassic of France (1)

• Triassic of Poland (1)

• Leonard of United States (2: Oklahoma)

• Wolfcamp of United States (1: Texas)

• Permian of France (1), United States (7: Kansas, Pennsylvania, Texas)

• Pennsylvanian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (7), United States (3: Arizona, Nebraska, West Virginia)

• Devonian of Canada (1: New Brunswick)

Total: 26 collections including 34 occurrences

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