Family Pristidae Bonaparte 1838 (sawfish)

Chondrichthyes - Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae

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

See also Andrews 1906, Bryant 1989, Cappetta 1987, Case 1981, Cassier 1966, Estes 1964, Estes and Berberian 1970, Hay 1902, Jonet 1968, Jordan 1963, Kent 2018, Kriwet 2005, Leriche 1942, Miller 1967, Purdy et al. 2001, Storer and Johnson 1974, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Underwood 2006 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Aktaua Anoxypristis Dalpiazia Ganopristinae Marckgrafia Onchopristis Onchosaurus Oxypristis Peyeria Platyspondylus Pristinae Pristis Propristis Schizorhiza

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida collections)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Colombia (1), Italy (1), Libya (1), South Africa (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Austria (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Egypt (2), France (2), India (5), Japan (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), Peru (4), Portugal (5), Spain (1), United States (7: Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina), Venezuela (4)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Peru (1)

• Oligocene of Pakistan (2), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), Australia (1), Egypt (33), France (1), Italy (2), Libya (3), Namibia (1), Nigeria (4), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (20: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Mali (1)

• Paleocene of United States (2: Mississippi, South Carolina)

• Tertiary of United States (2: New Jersey)

• Paleogene of Libya (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Mali (1)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (4), Egypt (2), France (4), India (1), Jordan (3), Libya (1), Mali (1), Mexico (2), Morocco (9), New Zealand (2), Niger (8), Syria (4), Tunisia (1), United States (14: Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas)

• Jurassic of Germany (1)

Total: 197 collections including 261 occurrences

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