Hemiscyllium Smith 1837 (carpet shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae

Parent taxon: Hemiscylliidae according to G. R. Case et al. 2015

See also Jordan 1963, Kriwet et al. 2007 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Chiloscyllium, Cirrhoscyllium, Folipistrix, Pseudospinax

Subtaxa: Hemiscyllium bruxelliensis Hemiscyllium hermani Hemiscyllium ocellatus

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Type: Squalus ocellatus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Egypt (1 collection), France (2), Morocco (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (6), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Cretaceous of Jordan (2), Spain (1), Sweden (3), United States (2: Mississippi, New Jersey)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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