Nebrius

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Nebrius
Temporal range: 65–0 Ma[1]
Danian to Present
Nebrius ferrugineus.jpg
Tawny nurse shark, Nebrius ferrugineus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Ginglymostomatidae
Genus: Nebrius
Rüppell, 1837
Species
  • N. ferrugineus Lesson, 1831
  • N. bequaerti (Leriche, 1920)
  • N. blanckenhorni (Stromer, 1905)
  • N. obliquus (Leidy, 1877)
  • N. thielensis (Winkler 1873)
Synonyms
  • Nebrodes Garman, 1913

Nebrius is a genus of carpet sharks in the family Ginglymostomatidae.

It contains a single extant species, the tawny nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus), as well as a number of extinct species dating back to the Early Paleocene.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, J. (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletin of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Retrieved January 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ Bourdon, J. (2007). Fossil Genera: Nebrius. The Life and Times of Long-Dead Sharks. Retrieved on June 7, 2009.