Family Scyliorhinidae Gill 1862 (cat shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae

Alternative spelling: Scylliorhinidae

Parent taxon: Carcharhiniformes according to C. J. Underwood 2002

See also Bendix-Almgreen 1983, Cappetta 1992, Case 1981, Cassier 1966, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Jordan 1963, Kent 2018, Kriwet et al. 2009, Malyshkina 2006, Purdy et al. 2001, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Underwood 2006 and Underwood and Ward 2004

Sister taxa: Carcharhinidae, Hemigaleidae, Leptochariidae, Pachygaleus, Paratriakis, Proscylliidae, Protoscyliorhinus, Pseudotriakidae, Pterolamiops, Sphyrnidae, Squatigaleus, Triakidae

Subtaxa: Apristurus Bythaelurus Crassescyliorhinus Foumtizia Haploblepharus Megascyliorhininae Microscyliorhinus Orthodon Palaeoscyllium Paramaturus Parascyllium Premontreia Premontreinae Proscyllium Pseudotriacis Pteroscylliinae Pteroscyllium Scylliodus Thyellina

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (1)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Miocene of the Czech Republic (1), Japan (1), Panama (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (4), United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Belgium (1), Egypt (8), France (3), Italy (1), Namibia (1), the Russian Federation (3), United States (1: Mississippi)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of Morocco (2)

• Cretaceous of Germany (1), Israel (1), Jordan (1), Lebanon (1), Poland (1), Sweden (2), Syria (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of Germany (3), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 54 collections including 69 occurrences

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