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Temporal range: 104–0 Ma[1]
Late Albian to Present
Acuario Sevilla crias alitan.JPG
Nursehound (Scyliorhinus stellaris)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Scyliorhinus
Blainville, 1816
Type species
Squalus canicula

Scyliorhinus is a genus of catsharks in the family Scyliorhinidae. This genus is known in the fossil records from the Cretaceous period, late Albian age to the Pliocene epoch.[2][3]


There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus:

Extinct Species[edit]

Fossil of Scyliorhinus elongatus from Cretaceous of Lebanon


  1. ^ Sepkoski, J. (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363: 1–560. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10.
  2. ^ Fossilworks: Scyliorhinus at Paleobiology Database.
  3. ^ Carrier, J.C., Musick, J.A. & Heithaus, M.R. (2004): Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives.
  4. ^ a b Soares, K.D.A., Gomes, U.L. & De Carvalho, M.R. (2016): Taxonomic review of catsharks of the Scyliorhinus haeckelii group, with the description of a new species (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Zootaxa, 4066 (5): 501-534.
  5. ^ Soares, K.D.A., Gadig, O.B.F. & Gomes, U.L. (2015). "Scyliorhinus ugoi, a new species of catshark from Brazil (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae)". Zootaxa. 3937 (2): 347–361.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)