Order Pristiophoriformes Berg 1958 (saw shark)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiophoriformes

Alternative spelling: Pristiophoriphormes

Parent taxon: Squalomorphii according to A. Engelbrecht et al. 2017

See also Long 1992, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Underwood 2006 and Wueringer et al. 2009

Sister taxon: Hexanchiformes

Subtaxa: Ikamuius Pristiophoridae

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection), Japan (1), New Zealand (7), United States (2: California)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1), Ecuador (1), Japan (1)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Colombia (2), France (2), Japan (4), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (9), Panama (1), Peru (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (4), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (4)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), New Zealand (4)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (5)

• Eocene of Antarctica (7), Chile (1), Egypt (3), France (1), Japan (1), Jordan (2), New Zealand (5)

• Cretaceous of Israel (1), Lebanon (1), Madagascar (1), New Zealand (1)

Total: 82 collections including 87 occurrences

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