Taxon profile


Holocephali Bonaparte, 1832

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

Other names

= ghost sharks


Included taxa

Number of records: 4

order Chimaeriformes Patterson, 1965 - chimaeras
Jurassic: Lower Jurassic – recent

Fossil taxa

order Iniopterygia Zangerl & Case, 1973
Carboniferous: Mississippian
order Helodontida
Devonian: Upper Devonian – Permian: Cisuralian
order Chondrenchelyiformes Moy-Thomas, 1939

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [8f6b8eb6-7044-4a5e-980b-70881dc8a520]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Holocephali]
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 Holocephali]
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 Holocephali Bonaparte, 1832]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2015

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