Order Pristiformes (sawfish)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiformes

Parent taxon: Batoidea according to J. A. Long 2011

See also Kent 2018 and Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Cederstroemia, Cretascyllium, Masticura, Myliobatiformes, Rajiformes, Rhinobatoidea, Torpediniformes

Subtaxa: Pristidae

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida collections)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Colombia (1), Italy (1), Libya (1), South Africa (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Egypt (2), France (2), India (4), Japan (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), Peru (4), Portugal (5), Spain (1), United States (7: Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina), Venezuela (4)

• Oligocene of Pakistan (2), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), Australia (1), Egypt (33), Italy (2), Libya (3), Namibia (1), Nigeria (4), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (19: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of United States (2: Mississippi, South Carolina)

• Tertiary of United States (2: New Jersey)

• Paleogene of Libya (1)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (2), Egypt (1), France (2), India (1), Jordan (3), Libya (1), Morocco (7), New Zealand (2), Niger (1), Syria (3), Tunisia (1), United States (11: Minnesota, New Jersey, Texas)

• Jurassic of Germany (1)

Total: 167 collections including 220 occurrences

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