Order Heterodontiformes Berg 1940 (bullhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Heterodontiformes

Parent taxon: Galeomorphi according to J. A. Long 2011

See also Applegate 1970, Biddle 1993, Cassier 1966, Delsate 2003, Kriwet 2008, Kriwet et al. 2009, Sepkoski 2002, Thies 1983 and Underwood and Ward 2004

Sister taxa: Carchariniformes, Erquitaia, Hypsobatis, Lamniformes, Mafoletia, Onchopristus, Parasquatina, Rajorhina, Reifia, Youssoubatis

Subtaxa: Heterodontidae Hybodontoidei

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Japan (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (2), Mexico (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (5), Costa Rica (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (4: California, North Carolina)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (2), Hungary (1), Japan (2), United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Australia (2), Egypt (3), Namibia (1), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (9: Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), France (1), United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous of France (5), Israel (1), Kazakhstan (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (5), Switzerland (2), United States (5: Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas), Uzbekistan (2)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of France (2)

• Jurassic of France (2), Germany (4), Luxembourg (6), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (2)

• Triassic of France (1), Germany (1), Poland (1), Zambia (1)

• Pennsylvanian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 105 collections including 143 occurrences

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