Scapanorhynchus Woodward 1889 (goblin shark)

Chondrichthyes - Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae

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

Parent taxon: Mitsukurinidae according to J. P. Biddle 1993

See also Arambourg and Joleaud 1943, Case 1979, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Chapman 1918, Herman 1975, Jordan 1963, Sepkoski 2002 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Anomotodon, Mitsukurina, Rhinognathus, Woellsteinia

Subtaxa: Scapanorhynchus elongatus Scapanorhynchus gigas Scapanorhynchus lewisii Scapanorhynchus praeraphiodon Scapanorhynchus rapax Scapanorhynchus raphiodon Scapanorhynchus subulatus Scapanorhynchus texanus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: Maryland collection)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

• Eocene of Niger (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), Canada (2: Manitoba, Saskatchewan), the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Egypt (5), France (4), Germany (4), Israel (1), Japan (2), Jordan (3), Kazakhstan (1), Lebanon (1), Mexico (2), New Zealand (2), Spain (1), Sweden (3), Switzerland (1), Syria (5), the United Kingdom (2), United States (67: Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 112 collections including 119 occurrences

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