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Prionace (blue shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Taxonomy
Prionace is a genus. It is extant.

It was assigned to Galeidae by Jordan (1963); to Carcharhiniformes by Sepkoski (2002); and to Carcharhinidae by Compagno (2005).

Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1963Prionace Jordan p. 599
2002Prionace Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Prionace Compagno

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
RankNameAuthor
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Selachii
superorderGaleomorphi
orderCarchariniformes(Compagno 1973)
familyCarcharhinidaeJordan and Evermann 1896
genusPrionace

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-21 06:53:24
Modified: 2009-07-21 08:53:24
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2017, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Miocene to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 11.60800 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (6 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333South Africa Prionace glauca (22219)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6USA (California) Prionace sp. (50068)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Chile Prionace glauca (69731)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Mexico (Baja) Prionace glauca (154117)
Piacenzian - Gelasian3.6 - 1.806Italy Prionace glauca (57058)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (California) Prionace glauca (20646)