Physogaleus Cappetta 1980 (requiem shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

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

See also Carnevale et al. 2014, Case et al. 2015, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Kent 2018, Landini et al. 2019, Maisch et al. 2014, Sepkoski 2002 and Tabuce et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Abdounia, Alopiopsis, Aprionodon, Carcharhinus, Eogaleus, Galeocerdo, Glyphis, Hypoprion, Isogomphodon, Lamiopsis, Loxodon, Misrichthys, Nasolamia, Negaprion, Prionace, Pseudabdounia, Rhizoprionodon, Scoliodon, Scoliodontinae, Triaenodon

Subtaxa: Physogaleus cuvieri Physogaleus hemmooriensis Physogaleus secundus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Miocene of Costa Rica (1 collection), Germany (1), Panama (2)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (2), Poland (1), United States (2: North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Canada (10: Northwest Territories, Northwest Territory), Egypt (14), France (1), India (1), Italy (1), Jordan (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (9: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Mississippi)

Total: 61 collections including 66 occurrences

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