†family Pseudocarchariidae Compagno 1973 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Pseudocarchariidae

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

See also Antunes and Balbino 2003

Sister taxa: Anacoracidae, Archaeolamnidae, Carchariidae, Carchariolamna, Cardabiodontidae, Cetorhinidae, Cretoxyrhinidae, Eoptolamnidae, Hispidaspis, Isurolamna, Lamnidae, Megachasmidae, Microcorax, Odontaspididae, Otodontidae, Palaeocarcharias, Paranomotodon, Pseudocarcharidae

Subtaxa: Pseudocarcharias

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• MN 13 of Portugal (1 collection)

• Miocene of Japan (1), Panama (1), Portugal (1)

• Eocene of Jordan (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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