Cretorectolobus Case 1978 (carpet shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes

Full reference: G. R. Case. 1978. A new selachian fauna from the Judith River Formation (Campanian) of Montana. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 160(Lfg. 1-6):176-205

Parent taxon: Orectolobiformes according to C. J. Underwood et al. 1999

See also Biddle 1993, Case 1978 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthoscyllium, Akaimia, Almascyllium, Annea, Brachaeluridae, Brachaelurus, Crossorhinidae, Dorsetoscyllium, Eostegostoma, Hemiscylliidae, Heterophorcynus, Mesiteia, Orectoloboidei, Orectoloboides, Ornatoscyllium, Palaeobrachaelurus, Pararhincodon, Parascylliidae, Rhincodontidae, Rhinocodontidae

Subtaxa: Cretorectolobus olsoni

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), Kazakhstan (1), Mexico (1), Sweden (2), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (20: Montana, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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