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Pseudocorax affinis.jpg
Two teeth of P. affinis in the center and right of the image, compared to a tooth from Squalicorax pristodontus.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Anacoracidae
Genus: Pseudocorax
Case & Schwimmer, 1988

Pseudocorax affinis
Pseudocorax laevis

Pseudocorax is an extinct genus of shark with two species. It is known from the Cretaceous of Egypt, parts of Eurasia, and the United States.[1] Its name stands for "false raven", due to the similarity of its teeth to those of Squalicorax ("raven shark"). While originally considered to (along with its relative Galeocorax) be a member of the family Anacoracidae (the family that Squalicorax belongs to), a study in 2012 moved it and Galeocorax into the new family Pseudocoracidae, making it only distantly related to Squalicorax.[2]


  1. ^ "Fossilworks: Pseudocorax". Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  2. ^ Cappetta, Henri (Dec 1, 2014). "New Squalicorax species (Neoselachii: Lamniformes) from the Lower. Maastrichtian of Ganntour phosphate deposit, Morocco". Palaeovertebrata.