Squalus Linnaeus 1758 (dogfish shark)

Chondrichthyes - Squaliformes - Squalidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Squalidae according to S. Adnet et al. 2008

See also Bendix-Almgreen 1983, Cassier 1966, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Jordan 1963, Kent 2018, Long 1992, Purdy et al. 2001 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthias, Acanthidium, Acanthorhinus, Atractophorus, Centrophoroides, Centroscyllium, Dalatias, Entoxychirus, Isistius, Lepidorhinus, Machephilus, Megasqualus, Nasisqualus, Paracentroscyllium, Protosqualus, Scymnodon, Spinax, Squalinae, Trigonognathus, Zameus

Subtaxa: Squalus acanthias Squalus latidens Squalus minor Squalus occidentalis Squalus orpiensis Squalus weltoni Squalus woodburnei

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Type: Squalus acanthias

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Mexico (1 collection), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Costa Rica (1), the Czech Republic (2), Denmark (1), France (2), Japan (6), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (3), Panama (2), Portugal (1), Slovakia (1), South Africa (1), United States (7: California, Delaware, Virginia, Washington)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Germany (3), Japan (1), the Netherlands (1), United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), the United Kingdom (13), United States (1: Virginia), Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene of France (1), Morocco (1), United States (2: California, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Israel (1), Japan (1), Lebanon (1), Lithuania (1), New Zealand (1), United States (2: South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 71 collections including 75 occurrences

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