Order Pristiophoriformes Berg 1958 (saw shark)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiophoriformes

Alternative spelling: Pristiophoriphormes

Parent taxon: Neoselachii according to C. J. Underwood 2006

See also Long 1992, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002 and Wueringer et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Anachronistidae, Batoidea, Cretomanta, Dalatiiformes, Duffinselache, Galea, Galeomorphii, Grozonodon, Hopleacanthus, Mcmurdodontidae, Mitsukurinidae, Nanocetorhinus, Odontorhytis, Ostenoselachidae, Palaeocarcharidae, Protospinaciformes, Rhomaleodus, Selachii, Squalea, Squalomorphii, Squatinomorphii, Vallisia

Subtaxa: Ikamuius Pristiophoridae

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Australia (1 collection), Japan (1), New Zealand (1), United States (2: California)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Colombia (2), France (2), Japan (3), the Netherlands (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (4), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (3), Egypt (3), France (1), Jordan (2), New Zealand (1)

• Cretaceous of Israel (1), Lebanon (1), Madagascar (1)

Total: 37 collections each including a single occurrence

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