Taxon profile


sharks, rays and skates
Elasmobranchii Bonaparte, 1838

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishes


Carcharhinus melanopterus - Black Fin Reef Shark

Carcharhinus melanopterus - Black Fin Reef Shark

Author: Milan Kořínek

Orectolobus maculatus - Spotted Wobbegong

Orectolobus maculatus - Spotted Wobbegong

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Potamotrygon orbignyi - Anglespot River Stingray

Potamotrygon orbignyi - Anglespot River Stingray

Author: Jan Lukavský (Ševčík)

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

sectio Neoselachii Compagno, 1977
Triassic: Upper Triassic – recent

Fossil taxa

sectio Palaeoselachii
Devonian: Lower Devonian – Triassic: Upper Triassic
sectio Euselachii Hay, 1902
Devonian: Middle Devonian – Cretaceous: Upper Cretaceous
order Antarctilamniformes Ginter et al., 2008 inc.sed.
family Protodontidae Woodward, 1932 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [004341ab-b923-4aa7-a664-e42bb8f9c8c4]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Elasmobranchii]
Data retrieved on: 20 January 2015
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 1. Sliznatky (Myxini), mihule (Cephalaspidomorphi), paryby (Chondrichthyes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 53 pp. [as Elasmobranchii]
Data retrieved on: 2 June 2013

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Taxa (not confirmed) - 4


extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon