Hemipristis Agassiz 1843 (ground shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 15-16). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 157-390

Parent taxon: Hemigaleidae according to L. V. Compagno 2005

See also Adnet et al. 2007, Case 1981, Chandler et al. 2006, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Deraniyagala 1969, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Jordan 1963, Jordan and Gilbert 1919, Kent 2018, Kumar and Loyal 1987, Leriche 1942, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Vicens and Rodríguez-Perea 2003 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Chaenogaleus, Hemigaleus, Moerigaleus, Paragaleus

Subtaxa: Hemipristis chiconis Hemipristis curvatus Hemipristis elongata Hemipristis heteropleurus Hemipristis lavigniensis Hemipristis paucidens Hemipristis serra Hemipristis wyattdurhami

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

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

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Ecuador (1), Libya (1), Mexico (2), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1), Mexico (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Neogene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (1), Austria (3), Brazil (5), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (2), the Czech Republic (1), Fiji (1), France (11), Germany (1), Grenada (1), India (2), Italy (2), Japan (5), Madagascar (1), Malta (5), Mexico (4), Pakistan (1), Panama (26), Peru (3), Poland (1), Portugal (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovakia (3), Spain (1), Sri Lanka (2), United States (38: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (5)

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

• Eocene of Egypt (17), India (1), Jordan (1), Mexico (1), Saudi Arabia (1), United States (10: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi), Western Sahara (3)

• Triassic of France (1)

Total: 189 collections including 193 occurrences

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