Family Pristiophoridae Bleeker 1859 (saw shark)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiophoriformes - Pristiophoridae

Parent taxon: Pristiophoriformes according to A. Engelbrecht et al. 2017

See also Jordan 1963, Long 1992, Purdy et al. 2001, Underwood 2006, Underwood and Schlogl 2013, Woodward 1889 and Wueringer et al. 2009

Sister taxon: Ikamuius

Subtaxa: Pliotrematinae Pristiophorinae Pristiophorus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection), Japan (1), New Zealand (7), United States (2: California)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1), Ecuador (1), Japan (1)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Colombia (2), France (2), Japan (4), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (9), Panama (1), Peru (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (4), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (4)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), New Zealand (4)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (5)

• Eocene of Antarctica (7), Chile (1), Egypt (3), France (1), Japan (1), Jordan (2), New Zealand (5)

• Cretaceous of Israel (1), Lebanon (1), Madagascar (1), New Zealand (1)

Total: 82 collections including 87 occurrences

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