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Megasqualus

Chondrichthyes - Squaliformes - Squalidae

Taxonomy
Megasqualus was named by Herman (1982) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than-u T Eo-l Sepkoski's reference number: 884]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Squalidae by Cvancara and Hoganson (1993) and Nel et al. (1999); and to Squaliformes by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1982Megasqualus Herman
1993Megasqualus Cvancara and Hoganson p. 3
1999Megasqualus Nel et al. p. 70
2002Megasqualus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
RankNameAuthor
classChondrichthyes
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
superorderSelachimorphaNelson 1984
orderSqualiformes
familySqualidaeBonaparte 1834
genusMegasqualusHerman 1982

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