Taxon profile


mackerel sharks
Lamniformes Berg, 1958

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

Included taxa

Number of records: 17

family Alopiidae Bonaparte, 1837 - thresher sharks
family Cetorhinidae Th.N. Gill, 1861 - basking sharks
family Lamnidae Müller & Henle, 1838 - mackerel sharks
family Megachasmidae Taylor, Compagno & Struhsaker, 1983 - megamouth sharks
family Mitsukurinidae Jordan, 1898 - goblin sharks
family Odontaspididae Müller & Henle, 1839 - sand tiger sharks
family Pseudocarchariidae Compagno, 1973 - crocodile sharks

Fossil taxa

family Anacoracidae Cappetta, 1987
family Cretoxyrhinidae Glückman, 1958
family Eoptolamnidae Kriwet et al., 2008
family Otodontidae Glikman, 1964
genus Carchariolamna Hora, 1939 inc.sed.
genus Isurolamna Cappetta, 1992 inc.sed.
genus Microcorax Cappetta & Case, 1975 inc.sed.
genus Palaeocarcharias Beaumont, 1960 inc.sed.
genus Paracorax Cappetta, 1977 inc.sed.
genus Paranomotodon Herman, 1975 inc.sed.

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [order/7]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Lamniformes]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Australian Faunal Directory [6c88f3de-7d6f-42db-b41d-1c42cfa2db0b]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Lamniformes]
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 Lamniformes]
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 Lamniformes Garman, 1885]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2015

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extinct taxon

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