Family Parascylliidae Gill 1862 (collared carpetshark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Parascylliidae

Alternative spelling: Parascyllidae

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

See also Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Acanthoscyllium, Akaimia, Almascyllium, Annea, Brachaeluridae, Brachaelurus, Cretorectolobus, Crossorhinidae, Dorsetoscyllium, Eostegostoma, Hemiscylliidae, Heterophorcynus, Mesiteia, Orectoloboidei, Orectoloboides, Ornatoscyllium, Palaeobrachaelurus, Pararhincodon, Rhincodontidae, Rhinocodontidae

Subtaxa: Megascyliorhinus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Mangapanian of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (4), Tunisia (1)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1), France (3), New Zealand (9), Portugal (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (3)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of Chile (2), Egypt (4), Jordan (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

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