Superfamily Isuroidea Glükman 1964 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Odontaspidida

Full reference: L. S. Glükman. 1964. Class Chondrichthyes, cartilaginous fishes. Subclass Elasmobranchii (sharks). In D. V. Obruchev (ed.), Fundamentals of Paleontology. Vol. XI. Agnatha, Pisces. Izdatel'stvo "Nauka", Moscow 292-352

Parent taxon: Odontaspidida according to J. Herman 1975

See also Glükman 1964

Sister taxa: Anacoracoidea, Odontaspidoidea, Scapanorhynchoidea

Subtaxa: Isuridae Lamiostomatidae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection), South Africa (1)

• Neogene of South Pacific (4), United States (3: California, Hawaii)

• Miocene of Australia (2), the Czech Republic (1), Japan (1), New Zealand (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (1), Sri Lanka (2), United States (6: Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Angola (1), Egypt (16), Germany (1), Jordan (1), Namibia (1), Senegal (1), Spain (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (3: Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey), Uzbekistan (2), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), United States (2: Montana, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of France (4), Switzerland (1), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 67 collections including 75 occurrences

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