Ginglymostoma Müller and Henle 1838 (nurse shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae

Alternative spelling: Gynglymostoma

Synonym: Acrodobatis Leidy 1877

Parent taxon: Ginglymostomatidae according to J. A. Ebersole et al. 2019

See also Carillo-Briceño et al. 2014, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Hay 1902, Jordan 1963, Leriche 1942, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Tabaste 1963, Tabuce et al. 2005, Thurmond and Jones 1981, White 1926 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Cantioscyllium, Nebrius, Plicatoscyllium, Protoginglymostoma

Subtaxa: Ginglymostoma angolense Ginglymostoma blankenhorni Ginglymostoma cirratum Ginglymostoma delfortriei Ginglymostoma globidens Ginglymostoma maroccanum Ginglymostoma minutum Ginglymostoma obliquum Ginglymostoma parvula Ginglymostoma rugosum Ginglymostoma subafricanum Ginglymostoma ypresiensis

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Type: Squalus cirratus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida, Georgia collections)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Brazil (1), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (1), France (6), Germany (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (3: Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene of Morocco (1), Nigeria (2), Togo (1), United States (5: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, Virginia)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (2), United States (2: Arkansas, Mississippi)

• Cretaceous of Israel (1), Kazakhstan (1), Mali (1), Mexico (1), Niger (1), United States (11: Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 52 collections including 54 occurrences

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