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Carcharhinidae (requiem shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1896Carcharhinidae Jordan and Evermann
1902Carcharhininae Hay p. 312
1938Carcharinidae Weiler p. 8
1966Carcharhinidae Cassier p. 86
1981Carcharhinidae Case p. 63
1981Carcharhinidae Thurmond and Jones p. 61
1983Carcharhinidae Bendix-Almgreen p. 2
1992Carcharhinidae Long p. 29
2001Carcharhinidae Purdy et al. p. 144
2005Carcharhinidae Compagno
2005Carcharhinidae Tabuce et al. p. 385
2006Carcharhinidae Underwood p. 234
2007Carcharhinidae Adnet et al. p. 305
2009Carcharhinidae Cicimurri and Knight p. 632
2014Carcharhinidae Carnevale et al. p. 41
2014Carcharhinidae Fourriére et al. p. 380
2017Carcharhinidae Engelbrecht et al. p. 18
2017Carcharhinidae Szabo et al.
2018Carcharhinidae Kent p. 107
2019Carcharhinidae Ebersole et al. p. 67

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
orderCarchariniformes(Compagno 1973)
familyCarcharhinidaeJordan and Evermann 1896
familyCarcharhinidaeJordan and Evermann 1896

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 06:53:24
Modified: 2009-07-21 08:53:24
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2017, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Turonian to the top of the Holocene or 93.50000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 89.3 Ma

Collections (459 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0USA (Maryland) Corax pristiodontus (127182)
Late/Upper Turonian93.5 - 89.3USA (Wyoming) Corax sp. (87755)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Wyoming) Corax sp. (105717)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Maryland) Corax pristiodontus (127195)
Selandian61.6 - 59.2Morocco Abdounia africana (133217)
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0Morocco Abdounia africana (86295)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8USA (Mississippi) Abdounia subulidens, Physogaleus americanus, Physogaleus tertius, Physogaleus sp., Abdounia beaugei (62872)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8USA (Virginia) Galeocerdo contortus (84048)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Italy Alopiopsis plejodon, Eogaleus bolcensis, Physogaleus cuvieri (94830)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Morocco Abdounia beaugei (71235)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8India (Gujarat) Physogaleus sp. (180565)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8USA (South Carolina) Abdounia beaugei, Physogaleus secundus (203258)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Antarctica Abdounia mesetae, Abdounia richteri (100414)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Saudi Arabia (Ash Sharqiyah) Galeocerdo latidens (42459)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom Abdounia sp. (76601)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8India (Himachal Pradesh) Galeocerdo latidens (31268) Galeocerdo sp. 1, Galeocerdo sp. 2, Galeocerdo latidens (31267)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom (England) Abdounia sp., Physogaleus secundus (3260) Hypoprion sp. (8050 13299)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Ukraine Galeocerdo sp. (132391)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Pakistan Carcharhinus sp., Rhizoprionodon sp., Negaprion eurybathrodon (79971)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9USA (Virginia) Galeocerdo latidens (127179)