Ginglymostoma Müller and Henle 1838 (nurse shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae

Synonym: Acrodobatis Leidy 1877

Parent taxon: Ginglymostomatidae according to R. Tabuce et al. 2005

See also Case and Schwimmer 1988, Jordan 1963, Leriche 1942, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981, White 1926 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Cantioscyllium, Nebrius, Plicatoscyllium, Protoginglymostoma

Subtaxa: Ginglymostoma angolense Ginglymostoma blankenhorni Ginglymostoma delfortriei Ginglymostoma globidens Ginglymostoma minutum Ginglymostoma obliquum Ginglymostoma parvula Ginglymostoma subafricanum Ginglymostoma ypresiensis

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida, Georgia collections)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Brazil (1), Costa Rica (1), France (5), Germany (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (3: Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene of Morocco (1), Nigeria (2), Togo (1), United States (5: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, Virginia)

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

• Paleocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (2), United States (1: Mississippi)

• Cretaceous of Israel (1), Kazakhstan (1), Mexico (1), Niger (1), United States (11: Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 48 collections including 50 occurrences

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