Family Cetorhinidae Gill 1862 (basking shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Cetorhinidae

Parent taxon: Lamniformes according to B. J. Welton 2013

See also Bendix-Almgreen 1983, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Cione and Reguero 1998, Duffin 1998, Jordan 1963, Kalabis and Schultz 1974, Kent 2018, Přikryl et al. 2016, Purdy et al. 2001 and Schultz 1978

Sister taxa: Anacoracidae, Archaeolamnidae, Carchariidae, Carchariolamna, Cardabiodontidae, Cretoxyrhinidae, Eoptolamnidae, Hispidaspis, Isurolamna, Lamnidae, Megachasmidae, Microcorax, Odontaspididae, Otodontidae, Palaeocarcharias, Paranomotodon, Pseudocarcharidae, Pseudocarchariidae

Subtaxa: Cetorhinus Hannovera Keasius Polyprosopus Pseudocetorhinus Selache Tetroras

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Ecology: fast-moving nektonic suspension feeder-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), United States (4: California)

• Miocene of the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (2), Germany (1), Japan (4), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (3), United States (10: California, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (2), France (1), Germany (2), Japan (1), the Netherlands (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), United States (2: California, South Carolina)

• Eocene to Oligocene of the Czech Republic (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), United States (3: Oregon)

• Triassic of France (3), Luxembourg (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 52 collections including 54 occurrences

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