†family Petalodontidae Newberry and Worthen 1866 (chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Petalodontiformes - Petalodontidae

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

See also Goto and Okura 2004, Hay 1902, Lund 1989, Nelson 2006 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Belantseidae, Janassidae, Paracymatodus, Pristodontidae, Serratodus

Subtaxa: Antliodus Chomatodus Glossodus Glyphanodus Harpacodus Itapyrodus Lisgodus Neopetalodus Petalodus Polyrhizodus Strigilina Tanaodus

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Type: Petalodus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Italy (1 collection)

• Permian of Brazil (1), Iran (1), Japan (5), United States (5: Kansas, New Mexico)

• Pennsylvanian of the United Kingdom (6), United States (1: Iowa)

• Osagean of United States (1: Iowa)

• Carboniferous of Greenland (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), the Russian Federation (1), Slovenia (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (27: Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (6), United States (1: Alabama)

Total: 63 collections including 84 occurrences

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