†family Hemigaleidae (ground shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae

Parent taxon: Carcharhiniformes according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Adnet et al. 2007, Chandler et al. 2006, Cicimurri and Knight 2009 and Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Carcharhinidae, Leptochariidae, Paratriakis, Proscylliidae, Protoscyliorhinus, Pseudotriakidae, Pterolamiops, Scyliorhinidae, Sphyrnidae, Squatigaleus, Triakidae

Subtaxa: Chaenogaleus Hemigaleus Hemipristis Moerigaleus Paragaleus

View classification

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ecuador (1 collection), United States (3: Alabama, Florida, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Ecuador (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1), Mexico (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Mexico (1), Panama (1)

• Neogene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (1), Austria (5), Brazil (5), Colombia (3), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (2), the Czech Republic (2), Fiji (1), France (12), Germany (1), Grenada (1), India (2), Italy (2), Japan (6), Madagascar (1), Malta (5), Mexico (4), the Netherlands (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (25), Peru (4), Poland (2), Portugal (3), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovakia (3), Spain (1), Sri Lanka (2), United States (38: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (6)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Peru (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Egypt (1), Oman (1), Pakistan (2), United States (3: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (19), India (1), Jordan (1), Mexico (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Togo (1), United States (13: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina), Western Sahara (3)

• Triassic of France (1)

Total: 213 collections including 243 occurrences

Show more details