Protoginglymostoma Herman and Crochard 1977 (nurse shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Tabuce et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Cantioscyllium, Nebrius, Plicatoscyllium

Subtaxa: Protoginglymostoma ypresiensis

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Eocene of Morocco (1 collection), United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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