Family Mitsukurinidae Jordan 1898 (goblin shark)

Chondrichthyes - Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae

Parent taxon: Neoselachii according to C. J. Underwood 2006

See also Biddle 1993, Case 1979, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Herman 1975, Jordan 1963 and Long 1992

Sister taxa: Agaleidae, Anachronistidae, Batoidea, Batomorphii, Cretomanta, Dalatiiformes, Duffinselache, Galea, Galeomorphii, Grozonodon, Hopleacanthus, Mcmurdodontidae, Nanocetorhinus, Odontorhytis, Ostenoselachidae, Palaeocarcharidae, Protospinaciformes, Rhomaleodus, Selachii, Squalea, Squalomorphii, Squatinomorphii, Synechodontiformes, Vallisia

Subtaxa: Anomotodon Mitsukurina Rhinognathus Scapanorhynchus Woellsteinia

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Angola (1 collection)

• Neogene of Madagascar (1)

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1), Slovakia (1), United States (2: Maryland, North Carolina)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Germany (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Egypt (2), France (1), Germany (1), Jordan (1), Niger (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (5: Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington)

• Paleocene of France (1), New Zealand (3), United States (1: Mississippi)

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

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), Bulgaria (1), Canada (2: Manitoba, Saskatchewan), the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Egypt (5), France (4), Germany (4), Israel (2), Japan (2), Jordan (3), Kazakhstan (1), Lebanon (1), Mexico (2), New Zealand (2), Spain (1), Sweden (4), Switzerland (1), Syria (7), the United Kingdom (2), United States (67: Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 142 collections including 159 occurrences

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