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Chondrichthyes -

Galeomorphii was named by Compagno (1973). It is extant.

It was reranked as the order Galeomorphii by Kriwet et al. (2007) and Kriwet et al. (2009); it was reranked as the superorder Galeomorphi by Long (2011) and Kent (2018).

It was assigned to Chondrichthyes by Sepkoski (2002); to Galea by Delsate (2003); to Neoselachii by Kriwet et al. (2007); to Neoselachii by Kriwet et al. (2009); to Selachii by Long (2011); and to Elasmobranchii by Kent (2018).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1973Galeomorphii Compagno
2002Galeomorphii Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Galeomorphii Delsate p. 8
2007Galeomorphii Kriwet et al.
2009Galeomorphii Kriwet et al. p. 320
2011Galeomorphi Long p. 242
2018Galeomorphi Kent p. 62

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-21 07:18:00
Modified: 2009-07-21 09:18:00
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2020, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Mississippian to the top of the Holocene or 358.90000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 323.2 Ma

Collections (1365 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Mississippian358.9 - 323.2United Kingdom Cosmacanthus marginalis, Cosmacanthus carinatus, Nemacanthus priscus, Lispacanthus retrogradus (137333)
Pennsylvanian323.2 - 298.9United Kingdom Centrodus striatulus (132777)
Bithynian247.2 - 242.0Poland Reifia minuta (149691)
Anisian - Carnian247.2 - 228.0Zambia (Eastern) Hybodontoidei indet. (151894)
Fassanian242.0 - 235.0Poland Heterodontus sp. (149685)
Lacian221.5 - 215.56Germany Reifia minuta (120932)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Luxembourg Pseudocetorhinus pickfordi (67895)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3France (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Region) Pseudocetorhinus pickfordi (166561)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Strophodus sp. (131422)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3France (Franche-Comté) Hemipristis lavigniensis (149394) Strophodus sp. (149397)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3France (Jura) Pseudocetorhinus pickfordi (60566 60568)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3United Kingdom (England) Pseudocetorhinus pickfordi (120898)
Toarcian182.7 - 174.1Luxembourg Heterodontus sp. (148935)
Bifrons182.0 - 175.6Luxembourg Heterodontus duffini (141382)
Variabilis182.0 - 175.6Luxembourg Heterodontus duffini (141383) Paracestracion sp., Heterodontus duffini (141384)
Thouarsense180.1 - 175.6Luxembourg Paracestracion sp., Heterodontus duffini (141386 141389)
Aalenian174.1 - 170.3Germany Heterodontus sarstedtensis, Heterodontus duffini (137168)
Early/Lower Bajocian171.6 - 168.4France Paracestracion sp. (179498)
Bathonian168.3 - 166.1United Kingdom (England) Carcharhiniformes indet., Paracestracion sp., Palaeoscyllium tenuidens, Eypea leesi, Proheterodontus sylvestris (91449) Eypea leesi (91450 91453) Scyliorhinidae indet. (91451)
Middle Bathonian167.7 - 164.7France (Basse-Normandie) Cestracion sp. (49334)