†family Acrodontidae Casier 1959 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae

Parent taxon: Hybodontoidea according to C. Pla et al. 2013

See also Chrzastek 2008, Delsate 2003, Delsate and Duffin 1993, Ginter et al. 2010, Herman 1975, Johns 1997, Kindlimann 1990, Murry 1989, Mutter 1998 and Yamagishi 2004

Sister taxa: Acrorhizodus, Arctacanthus, Asteracanthus semiverrucosus, Asteracanthus verrucosus, Diablodontus, Distobatidae, Homalodontidae, Hybodontidae, Hybodus strictus, Lissodus, Lonchidiidae, Polyacrodontidae, Ptychodontidae, Trichorhipis, Tristychiidae

Subtaxa: Acrodontinae Acrodus Palaeobates Sinacrodus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1 collection)

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), France (1), Niger (1), Sudan (1), Switzerland (1), Thailand (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Jurassic of Belgium (6), China (1), France (8), Germany (1), Italy (1), Japan (2), Luxembourg (3), Poland (1), Portugal (2), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (14)

• Triassic to Jurassic of Madagascar (3)

• Triassic of Austria (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Canada (7: British Columbia), France (9), Germany (16), Hungary (2), India (6), Italy (2), Japan (7), Madagascar (1), Norway (1), Pakistan (3), Poland (4), the Russian Federation (5), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovenia (1), Spain (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (13), Switzerland (19), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (14: Arizona, California, Nevada)

• Permian of China (3), Hungary (1), Iran (3), Japan (1), United States (5: Kansas, Texas)

• Devonian of United States (1: Kentucky)

Total: 191 collections including 232 occurrences

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