Taxon profile


carpet sharks
Orectolobiformes Applegate, 1972

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

Temporal range:Jurassic > Upper Jurassic – recent

Included taxa

Number of records: 8

family Brachaeluridae Applegate, 1974 - blind sharks
family Ginglymostomatidae Th.N. Gill, 1862 - nurse sharks
family Hemiscylliidae Gill, 1862 - bamboo sharks
family Orectolobidae Gill, 1896 - carpet sharks
family Parascyllidae Gill, 1862 - collared carpet sharks
family Rhincodontidae Müller & Henle, 1839 - whale sharks
family Stegostomatidae Gill, 1862 - zebra sharks

Fossil taxa

genus Phorcynis Thiollière, 1854
Jurassic: Upper Jurassic

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [order/5]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Orectolobiformes]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Australian Faunal Directory [cefc577b-6ce4-46d1-a944-deea34c58a54]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Orectolobiformes]
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 Orectolobiformes]
Data retrieved on: 2 June 2013
EN Dyldin Y. V. (2015): Annotated checklist of the sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali) from waters of Russia and adjacent areas, Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 43: 40-91 [as Orectolobiformes Compagno, 1973]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2015

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