Family Trygonidae Müller and Henle 1837 (shark)

Chondrichthyes - Trygonidae

Parent taxon: Selachii according to A. S. Woodward 1889

See also Deraniyagala 1969 and Leriche 1942

Sister taxa: Anacoracoidei, Asterospondyli, Cooperodon, Ctenacanthoidei, Fortscottella, Galeomorphi, Hammondella, Heterodontoidea, Idiacanthus, Kirkella, Moreyella, Notidanidae, Notidanoidei, Rajae, Scyllidae, Spinacidae, Squali, Squalimorphi, Tectospondyli

Subtaxa: Cyclobatis Xiphotrygon

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of South Africa (1 collection)

• Miocene of South Africa (1)

• Cretaceous of Lebanon (3)

Total: 5 collections including 8 occurrences

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