†family Sclerorhynchidae Capetta 1974 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae

Full reference: H. Capetta. 1974. Sclerorhynchidae nov. fam. Pristidae et Pristiophoridae: un exemple de parallelisme chez Selaciens. Comptes rendus de Academie de Sciences Paris Serie D 278:225-228

Parent taxon: Sclerorhynchoidei according to J. Kriwet et al. 2009

See also Capetta 1980, Cappetta 1987, Case 1978, Case 1979, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Herman 1975, Keyes 1977, Pearson et al. 2002, Peng et al. 2001, Pereira and Medeiros 2008, Suarez and Cappetta 2004 and Uyeno and Hasegawa 1986

Sister taxon: Ptychotrygonidae

Subtaxa: Ankistrorhynchus Baharipristis Biropristis Borodinopristis Celtipristis Ctenopristis Ganopristis Ischyrhiza Kiestus Libanopristis Micropristis Plicatopristis Pucapristis Renpetia Schizorhizinae Sclerorhynchus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Morocco (1 collection), United States (2: Montana, New Jersey)

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

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1), Belgium (1), Bolivia (1), Canada (10: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Chile (8), Egypt (1), France (2), Israel (2), Japan (2), Jordan (4), Lebanon (2), Mexico (1), Niger (1), Peru (2), Spain (2), Syria (6), United States (75: Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (2)

Total: 127 collections including 170 occurrences

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