Chimaera Linnaeus 1758 (chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Chimaeriformes - Chimaeridae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Chimaeridae according to J. S. Nelson 2006

See also Cassier 1966, Jordan 1963, Kent 2018, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodward 1891

Sister taxa: Elasmodectes, Hydrolagus, Leptomylus, Similihariotta

Subtaxa: Chimaera (Ischyodon) Chimaera (Psittacodon) Chimaera pliocenica Chimaera venablesae

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Oligocene of Germany (2 collections)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Cretaceous of Switzerland (1)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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