Order Squatiniformes Buen 1926 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Squatiniformes

Parent taxon: Selachimorpha according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Biddle 1993, Cassier 1966, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Long 1992, Long 2011, Peng et al. 2001, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002 and Underwood 2006

Sister taxon: Squaliformes

Subtaxa: Pseudorhinidae Squatinidae

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), United States (4: California, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of the Netherlands (1), South Africa (2), United States (4: California, North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Japan (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (1), Costa Rica (1), the Czech Republic (2), France (6), Germany (1), Japan (7), Malta (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (2), Panama (1), Peru (1), Portugal (3), Slovakia (3), South Africa (1), United States (10: California, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (2), Hungary (1), Japan (2), the Netherlands (1), United States (3: California, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (3), Egypt (3), Namibia (1), Nigeria (2), the United Kingdom (14), United States (9: California, Georgia, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1)

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

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Canada (3: Alberta), Egypt (1), France (2), Germany (2), Israel (1), Kazakhstan (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (2), Sweden (5), Ukraine (1), United States (16: Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Jurassic of Germany (2), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 149 collections including 157 occurrences

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