Family Pristiophoridae Bleeker 1859 (saw shark)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiophoriformes - Pristiophoridae

Parent taxon: Pristiophoriformes according to C. J. Underwood and J. Schlogl 2013

See also Jordan 1963, Long 1992, Purdy et al. 2001, Underwood 2006, Woodward 1889 and Wueringer et al. 2009

Sister taxon: Ikamuius

Subtaxa: Pristiophorus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Australia (1 collection), Japan (1), New Zealand (1), United States (2: California)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Colombia (2), France (2), Japan (3), the Netherlands (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (4), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (3), Egypt (3), France (1), Jordan (2), New Zealand (1)

• Cretaceous of Israel (1), Lebanon (1), Madagascar (1)

Total: 37 collections each including a single occurrence

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