†family Ctenacanthidae Dean 1909 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae

Parent taxon: Ctenacanthiformes according to M. Ginter et al. 2010

See also Duffin and Ginter 2006, Goto and Okura 2004, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Williams 2001 and Zangerl 1981

Sister taxa: Acandylacanthus, Arauzia, Ctenacanthoidea, Goodrichthys, Heslerodidae, Kaibabvenator, Moyacanthus, Nanoskalme, Neosaivodus, Pororhiza, Saivodus

Subtaxa: Acondylacanthus Amelacanthus Bythiacanthus Cladodoides Cladodus Cratoselache Ctenacanthus Eunemacanthus Glikmanius Glymmatacanthus Tamiobatis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of Belgium (3 collections), Oman (1)

• Leonard of United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Permian of Bolivia (1), Brazil (1), China (1), Germany (5), Greenland (2), India (3), Japan (2), Oman (20), the Russian Federation (1), United States (18: Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Wyoming)

• Pennsylvanian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Carboniferous of Greenland (1), Japan (1), the Russian Federation (4), the United Kingdom (2), United States (49: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (3), United States (1: Alabama)

• Devonian of Brazil (2), the Russian Federation (3), United States (3: Ohio)

Total: 129 collections including 175 occurrences

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