†family Cretoxyrhinidae Gl├╝ckman 1958 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae

Parent taxon: Lamniformes according to K. Shimada 1997

See also Biddle 1993, Case 1978, Case 1979, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Herman 1975, Peng et al. 2001, Siverson 1997 and Underwood 2006

Sister taxa: Anacoracidae, Archaeolamnidae, Carchariidae, Carchariolamna, Cardabiodontidae, Cetorhinidae, Eoptolamnidae, Hispidaspis, Isurolamna, Lamnidae, Megachasmidae, Microcorax, Odontaspididae, Otodontidae, Palaeocarcharias, Paranomotodon, Pseudocarcharidae, Pseudocarchariidae

Subtaxa: Cretodus Cretolamna Cretoxyrhina Dallasiella Paraisurus Plicatolamna Serratolamna

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Type: Cretoxyrhina

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (2 collections), United States (2: Maryland, New Jersey)

• Oligocene of Pakistan (1)

• Eocene of Egypt (3), Pakistan (1), United States (4: Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (2), United States (5: California, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina)

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

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Brazil (4), Canada (3: Saskatchewan), the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Egypt (4), France (7), Germany (4), India (1), Israel (2), Italy (1), Japan (4), Jordan (7), Kazakhstan (1), Lebanon (2), Madagascar (1), Mexico (2), Morocco (3), New Zealand (1), the Russian Federation (4), Spain (3), Sweden (4), Syria (6), Tunisia (2), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (83: Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (1)

Total: 178 collections including 247 occurrences

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