Hexanchus Rafinesque 1810 (sixgill shark)

Chondrichthyes - Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae

Parent taxon: Hexanchidae according to D. J. Long et al. 1993

See also Bendix-Almgreen 1983, Cione and Reguero 1994, Jordan 1963, Kent 2018, Kumar and Loyal 1987, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002 and Thies 1983

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

Subtaxa: Hexanchus wiedenrothi

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Argentina (1), Chile (1), Mexico (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (1), India (1), Japan (4), Malta (2), the Netherlands (3), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (1), United States (3: California)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Japan (2), the Netherlands (1), United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), Egypt (8), India (1), Jordan (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Virginia)

• Paleocene of Morocco (1), Sweden (2), United States (3: California, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Israel (2), Japan (2), Lebanon (1), New Zealand (1), Syria (3), United States (1: Texas)

• Jurassic of Germany (1)

Total: 65 collections including 69 occurrences

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