Cantioscyllium Woodward 1889 (nurse shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae

Full reference: A. S. Woodward. 1889. Catalogue of the Fossil Fishes in the British Museum (Natural History) Part 1 1-613

Parent taxon: Ginglymostomatidae according to J. Kriwet et al. 2009

See also Jordan 1963, Sepkoski 2002 and Underwood 2002

Sister taxa: Gynglymostoma, Nebrius, Plicatoscyllium, Protoginglymostoma

Subtaxa: Cantioscyllium brachyplicatum Cantioscyllium decipiens

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), Jordan (1), Spain (1), United States (6: Kansas, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah)

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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