Family Ginglymostomatidae Gill 1862 (nurse shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae

Alternative spelling: Ginglymostominae

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

See also Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Hay 1902, Kriwet et al. 2009, Purdy et al. 2001, Tabuce et al. 2005 and Underwood 2006

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Cantioscyllium Ginglymostoma Nebrius Plicatoscyllium Protoginglymostoma

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida, Georgia collections)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Brazil (4), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (1), France (6), Germany (1), Japan (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (4: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Oman (1), Pakistan (2), United States (3: North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (5), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), Nigeria (3), Pakistan (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (16: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (2), United States (3: Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous of France (3), Israel (1), Jordan (5), Kazakhstan (1), Mali (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), Niger (1), Spain (1), Syria (6), United States (17: Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 115 collections including 140 occurrences

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