Order Orectolobiformes Applegate 1972 (carpet shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes

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

See also Biddle 1993, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Delsate 2003, Delsate and Thies 1995, Duffin and Ward 1983, Kent 2018, Kriwet 2003, Kriwet et al. 2009, Kriwet et al. 2007, Long 1992, Peng et al. 2001, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Tabuce et al. 2005, Thies 1993, Underwood 2006, Underwood et al. 1999 and Underwood and Ward 2004

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

Subtaxa: Acanthoscyllium Akaimia Almascyllium Annea Brachaeluridae Brachaelurus Cretorectolobus Crossorhinidae Dorsetoscyllium Eostegostoma Ginglymostomatidae Hemiscylliidae Heterophorcynus Mesiteia Orectolobidae Orectoloboides Orectolobus Ornatoscyllium Palaeobrachaelurus Pararhincodon Parascylliidae Rhincodontidae

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (1)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (2), Austria (1), Brazil (4), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), France (6), Germany (1), Japan (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), Portugal (1), United States (5: Delaware, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Oman (1), Pakistan (2), United States (3: North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), Egypt (10), France (2), Italy (1), Jordan (2), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), Nigeria (3), Pakistan (1), Senegal (1), Togo (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (13: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (2), United States (3: California, Mississippi, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Canada (15: Alberta, Saskatchewan), France (3), Germany (1), Israel (1), Jordan (6), Kazakhstan (1), Lebanon (2), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), Niger (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (2), Sweden (5), Syria (6), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (63: Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Jurassic of Belgium (1), France (2), Germany (8), Luxembourg (6), Poland (7), the United Kingdom (5)

• Triassic of United States (1: Texas)

Total: 248 collections including 409 occurrences

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