Heterodontus de Blainville 1816 (bullhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae

Synonym: Cestracion Cuvier 1817

Parent taxon: Heterodontidae according to J. Kriwet et al. 2009

See also Biddle 1993, Bohm 1926, Cassier 1966, Delsate 2003, Fedorowski 1912, Herman 1975, Jordan 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Thies 1983, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Underwood 2002, Weiler 1938 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Acrodonchus, Amacanthus, Centracion, Centrodus, Chalazacanthus, Drepanephorus, Echinodus, Gyropleurodus, Hoplonchus, Hybodopsis, Lepracanthus, Lispacanthus, Paracestracion, Proheterodontus, Psilacanthus, Pycnacanthus, Rhabdiodus, Selachidea, Strongyliscus, Strophodus, Styracodus, Tropidodus

Subtaxa: Cestracion elongatus Cestracion sulcatus Cestracion vincenti Heterodontus canaliculatus Heterodontus carerens Heterodontus duffini Heterodontus havreensis Heterodontus lerichei Heterodontus lonzeensis Heterodontus maisierensis Heterodontus philippi Heterodontus pineti Heterodontus portujacksoni Heterodontus rugosus Heterodontus semirugosus Heterodontus upnikensis Heterodontus wardensis Heterodontus woodwardi

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Pliocene of Australia (2), Japan (1), Mexico (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (3), Costa Rica (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (3: California, North Carolina)

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

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

• Eocene of Egypt (3), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (6: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia)

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

• Cretaceous of France (4), Israel (1), Kazakhstan (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (5), United States (5: Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of France (2)

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

• Triassic of Poland (1)

Total: 72 collections including 81 occurrences

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