Brachaelurus Ogilby 1906 (carpet shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes

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

See also Bryant 1989, Jordan 1963 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthoscyllium, Akaimia, Almascyllium, Annea, Brachaeluridae, Cretorectolobus, Crossorhinidae, Dorsetoscyllium, Eostegostoma, Ginglymostomatidae, Hemiscylliidae, Heterophorcynus, Mesiteia, Orectolobidae, Orectoloboides, Orectolobus, Ornatoscyllium, Palaeobrachaelurus, Pararhincodon, Parascylliidae, Rhincodontidae, Rhinocodontidae

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Jordan (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of United States (9: Montana, New Jersey, Wyoming)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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