Family Orectolobidae Jordan and Fowler 1903 (wobbegong)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae

Parent taxon: Orectoloboidea according to J. A. Ebersole et al. 2019

See also Biddle 1993, Case 1978, Case 1981, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Jordan 1963, Long 1992, Peng et al. 2001, Tabuce et al. 2005 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Cirriscyllium Columbusia Eucrossorhinus Gryphodobatis Heteroscyllium Microdontaspis Nebriinae Orectolobus Pseudoginglymostoma Squatirhina Squatiscyllium Stegostoma Synchismus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1 collection)

• Miocene of Australia (1), United States (2: Delaware, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), Egypt (4), Morocco (1), Senegal (1), United States (4: Alabama, Virginia)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Saudi Arabia (1)

• Cretaceous of Canada (9: Alberta), France (2), Germany (1), Kazakhstan (1), Mexico (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (5), United States (35: Colorado, Georgia, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 72 collections including 81 occurrences

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