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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

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
RankNameAuthor
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Selachii
superorderGaleomorphi
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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
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 (456 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 (Virginia) Galeocerdo contortus (84048)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8USA (Mississippi) Abdounia subulidens, Physogaleus americanus, Physogaleus tertius, Physogaleus sp. (62872)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Saudi Arabia (Ash Sharqiyah) Galeocerdo latidens (42459)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom Abdounia sp. (76601)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8USA (South Carolina) Physogaleus secundus (203258)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Antarctica Abdounia mesetae, Abdounia richteri (100414)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8India (Himachal Pradesh) Galeocerdo latidens (31268) Galeocerdo sp. 1, Galeocerdo sp. 2, Galeocerdo latidens (31267)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8India (Gujarat) Physogaleus sp. (180565)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom (England) Abdounia sp., Physogaleus secundus (3260) Hypoprion sp. (8050 13299)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Italy Alopiopsis plejodon, Eogaleus bolcensis, Physogaleus cuvieri (94830)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Ukraine Galeocerdo sp. (132391)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9USA (Virginia) Galeocerdo latidens (127179)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Chile Abdounia sp. (99572)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Pakistan Carcharhinus sp., Rhizoprionodon sp., Negaprion eurybathrodon (79971)