Order Pristiformes (sawfish)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiformes

Parent taxon: Batoidea according to J. A. Long 2011

See also Kent 2018 and Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Cederstroemia, Cretascyllium, Masticura, Myliobatiformes, Rhinobatoidea, Rhinopristiformes, Torpediniformes

Subtaxa: Pristidae

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Ecology: nektobenthic 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)

• Paleogene of Libya (1)

• Tertiary of United States (2: New Jersey)

• 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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