Superfamily Chimaeroidea (chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Chimaeriformes

Parent taxon: Chimaeroidei according to J. S. Nelson 2006

Sister taxa: Anteliochimaera, Callorhinchoidea, Chalcodus, Eomanodon, Rhinochimeridae

Subtaxa: Chimaeridae Chimaerotheca

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (3)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Paleocene of the Russian Federation (2)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Canada (1: Saskatchewan), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (5), Switzerland (1), United States (13: New Jersey, Utah)

• Jurassic of France (1), Germany (1)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Illinois)

Total: 34 collections including 35 occurrences

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