Family Callorhynchidae Garman 1901 (plownose chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Chimaeriformes - Callorhynchidae

Parent taxon: Chimaeriformes according to B. W. Kent 2018

Sister taxa: Amylodon, Chimaeroidei, Crassidonta, Echinochimaeroidei, Edaphodontidae, Icthypriapus, Marracanthus, Myracanthiodei, Myriacanthoidei, Squalorajoidei

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Australia (2 collections), New Zealand (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Peru (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Chile (1)

• Paleocene of United States (9: Alabama, California, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of the Russian Federation (4), United States (29: Delaware, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota)

• Jurassic of France (2), Germany (2), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (4)

Total: 62 collections including 66 occurrences

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