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Pristidae (sawfish)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiformes - Pristidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1838Pristidae Bonaparte
1889Pristidae Woodward p. 73
1902Pristidae Hay p. 316
1906Pristidae Andrews p. 317
1942Pristidae Leriche p. 22
1963Pristidae Jordan p. 602
1964Pristidae Estes p. 13
1966Pristidae Cassier p. 89
1967Pristidae Miller p. 224
1968Pristidae Jonet p. 236
1970Pristidae Estes and Berberian p. 3
1974Pristidae Storer and Johnson p. 712
1981Pristidae Case p. 70
1981Pristidae Thurmond and Jones p. 70
1987Pristidae Cappetta p. 157
1989Pristidae Bryant p. 10
2001Pristidae Purdy et al. p. 89
2005Pristidae Kriwet
2006Pristidae Underwood p. 235
2018Pristidae Kent p. 122

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
familyPristidaeBonaparte 1838
familyPristidaeBonaparte 1838

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: nektobenthico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-16 15:51:00
Modified: 2009-07-16 17:51:00
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 Oxfordian to the top of the Irvingtonian or 161.20000 to 0.30000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 155.7 Ma

Collections (197 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7Germany (Niedersachsen) Pristis dubius (67913)
Early/Lower Berriasian - Late/Upper Albian145.0 - 99.6Algeria (Illizi) Onchopristis numidus (25137)
Early/Lower Berriasian - Early/Lower Cenomanian145.0 - 93.5Algeria (Illizi) Onchopristis numidus (25222)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (New Jersey) Pristis curvidens (132558)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0India Onchopristis indicus (91548)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0USA (Texas) Onchopristis sp. (99154)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Tunisia (Tataouine) Onchopristis dunklei (116297)
Albian113.0 - 100.5USA (Texas) Onchopristis dunklei (99142 99152)
Albian - Cenomanian113.0 - 93.9Morocco (Er Rachidia) Onchopristis numidus (59777)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0USA (Texas) Onchopristis dunklei (99146)
Late/Upper Albian105.3 - 99.6Algeria (Adrar) Onchopristis numidus (59578)
Late/Upper Albian - Early/Lower Cenomanian105.3 - 93.5Niger (Agadez) Onchopristis numidus, Platyspondylus foureaui (25221)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Morocco (Errachidia) Onchopristis sp. (132489)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Algeria (Adrar) Onchopristis numidus (59341)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Morocco (Er Rachidia) Onchopristis sp. (115155)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Libya (Awbari) Onchopristis sp. (45725)
Cenomanian - Early/Lower Turonian100.5 - 89.3Morocco (Souss-Massa-Draa) Onchopristis numidus (87164)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0Niger (Zinder) Onchosaurus pharao (75235 75239 75240 75255 75256)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Morocco (Meknès-Tafilalet) Onchopristis numidus (99880 155212)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Morocco (Er Rachida) Marckgrafia libyca, Peyeria libyca (25325)