Heptranchias Rafinesque 1810 (sevengill shark)

Chondrichthyes - Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae

Parent taxon: Hexanchidae according to G. Carnevale 2007

See also Applegate and Uyeno 1968, Hay 1902, Jordan 1907, Jordan 1963, Jordan and Gilbert 1919, Jordan and Hanibal 1923, Long 1992, Long et al. 1993, Sepkoski 2002 and Welton 1974

Sister taxa: Gladioserratus, Hexanchus, Monopterhinus, Notidanion, Notidanodon, Notidanus, Notorhynchus, Notorynchus

Subtaxa: Heptranchias andersoni Heptranchias cinereus Heptranchias ezoensis Heptranchias howelli Heptranchias perlo

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Type: Squalus cinereus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), Costa Rica (2), Italy (1), Japan (1), Panama (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), Japan (1), Jordan (2), United States (5: New Jersey, Oregon, Washington)

• Paleocene of New Zealand (1), Sweden (2)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: California)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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