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Galeus

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae

Taxonomy
Galeus was named by Schaeffer (1760) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-l-u R Sepkoski's reference number: 884]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Plagiostomi by Agassiz (1835); to Carchariidae by Woodward (1889); to Carcharidae by Bohm (1926); to Galeidae by Jordan (1963); and to Carcharhiniformes by Sepkoski (2002).

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1760Galeus Schaeffer
1834Pristiurus Bonaparte
1835Galeus Agassiz p. 38ff
1889Pristiurus Woodward p. 344
1889Galeus Woodward p. 452
1908Pristiurus Regan p. 463
1926Galeus Bohm p. 78
1963Pristiurus Jordan p. 598
1963Galeus Jordan p. 599
2002Galeus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
classChondrichthyes
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
RankNameAuthor
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Selachii
superorderGaleomorphi
orderCarchariniformes(Compagno 1973)
familyScyliorhinidaeGill 1862
genusGaleusSchaeffer 1760

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available