Galeus Schaeffer 1760 (cat shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae

Synonym: Pristiurus Bonaparte 1834

Parent taxon: Scyliorhinidae according to C. T. Regan 1908

See also Agassiz 1835, Bohm 1926, Jordan 1963, Klug 2008, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Apristurus, Bythaelurus, Crassescyliorhinus, Foumtizia, Haploblepharus, Megascyliorhininae, Microscyliorhinus, Orthodon, Palaeoscyllium, Paramaturus, Parascyllium, Premontreia, Premontreinae, Proscyllium, Pseudotriacis, Pteroscylliinae, Pteroscyllium, Scyliorhinotheca, Scylliodus, Scylliorhininae, Thyellina

Subtaxa: Galeus cuvieri Galeus porrectus Galeus robustus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (1)

• Miocene of the Czech Republic (1), Japan (1), Poland (1), Slovakia (4)

• Eocene of Italy (1), Namibia (1), United States (1: Mississippi)

Total: 12 collections including 15 occurrences

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