Family Ginglymostomatidae Gill 1862 (nurse shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae

Parent taxon: Orectolobiformes according to D. J. Cicimurri and J. L. Knight 2009

See also Kriwet et al. 2009, Purdy et al. 2001, Tabuce et al. 2005 and Underwood 2006

Sister taxa: Acanthoscyllium, Akaimia, Almascyllium, Annea, Brachaeluridae, Brachaelurus, Cretorectolobus, Crossorhinidae, Dorsetoscyllium, Eostegostoma, Hemiscylliidae, Heterophorcynus, Mesiteia, Orectolobidae, Orectoloboides, Orectolobus, Ornatoscyllium, Palaeobrachaelurus, Pararhincodon, Parascylliidae, Rhincodontidae

Subtaxa: Cantioscyllium Ginglymostoma Nebrius Plicatoscyllium Protoginglymostoma

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida, Georgia collections)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Brazil (4), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), France (5), Germany (1), Japan (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (4: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Oman (1), Pakistan (2), United States (3: North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (5), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), Nigeria (3), Pakistan (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (13: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Virginia), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (2), United States (2: Mississippi, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous of France (3), Israel (1), Jordan (5), Kazakhstan (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), Niger (1), Spain (1), Syria (6), United States (17: Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 108 collections including 130 occurrences

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