Family Squatinidae Bonaparte 1838 (angel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Squatiniformes - Squatinidae

Parent taxon: Squatiniformes according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Biddle 1993, Case 1904, Case 1981, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Cassier 1966, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Eastman 1904, Jordan 1963, Long 1992, Peng et al. 2001, Purdy et al. 2001, Szabo et al. 2017, Thies 1983, Underwood 2006, Underwood and Schlogl 2013 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxon: Pseudorhinidae

Subtaxa: Phorcynis Squalraia Squatina

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), United States (4: California, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of the Netherlands (1), South Africa (2), United States (4: California, North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Japan (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (1), Costa Rica (1), the Czech Republic (2), France (6), Germany (1), Japan (7), Malta (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (2), Panama (1), Peru (1), Portugal (3), Slovakia (3), South Africa (1), United States (10: California, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (2), Hungary (1), Japan (2), the Netherlands (1), United States (3: California, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (3), Egypt (3), Namibia (1), Nigeria (2), the United Kingdom (14), United States (9: California, Georgia, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1)

• Paleocene of France (1), United States (2: California, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Canada (3: Alberta), Egypt (1), France (2), Germany (2), Israel (1), Kazakhstan (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (2), Sweden (5), Ukraine (1), United States (16: Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Jurassic of Germany (1), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 147 collections including 153 occurrences

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