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Squalus Linnaeus 1758 (jawed fish)

Chondrichthyes - Gnathostomata

PaleoDB taxon number: 34562

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Squalidae according to S. Adnet et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Acanthias, Acanthidium, Acanthorhinus, Atractophorus, Centrophoroides, Centroscyllium, Dalatias, Entoxychirus, Isistius, Lepidorhinus, Machephilus, Megasqualus, Nasisqualus, Paracentroscyllium, Protosqualus, Scymnodon, Spinax, Squalinae, Trigonognathus, Zameus

Subtaxa: Squalus acanthias, Squalus latidens, Squalus minor, Squalus occidentalis, Squalus orpiensis, Squalus weltoni, Squalus woodburnei

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Type: Squalus acanthias

Ecology: nektonic carnivore