Anacoracidae

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Anacoracidae
Temporal range: Cretaceous
Squalicorax2DB.jpg
Squalicorax sp.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Anacoracidae
Cappetta, 1987
Genera

Squalicorax
Scindocorax
Nanocorax
Ptychocorax
Telodontaspis

The Anacoracidae are an extinct shark family in the order Lamniformes. They lived throughout the prehistoric oceans during the Cretaceous period. The most numerous and well-known member of this family is Squalicorax, which was one of the most common marine predators during the period. Formerly, other shark genera such as Pseudocorax and Galeocorax were considered to belong to this family, on the basis of their similar teeth; however, a 2012 revision by Henri Cappetta moved these sharks into their own family, the Pseudocoracidae.

References[edit]

  • H. Cappetta, Handbook of Paleoichthyology (Gustav Fischer, 1987)

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