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Anacoracidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Lamniformes
Class  Chondrichthyes
Rank  Family
Anacoracidae
Similar  Squalicorax, Lamniformes, Cretoxyrhinidae, Pseudocorax, Ptychodontidae

Anacoracidae is an extinct shark family in the order Lamniformes. They lived throughout the prehistoric oceans during the Cretaceous period. The most numerous and well-known member of this family is Squalicorax, which was one of the most common marine predators during the period. Formerly, other shark genera such as Pseudocorax and Galeocorax were considered to belong to this family, on the basis of their similar teeth; however, a 2012 revision by Henri Cappetta moved these sharks into their own family: Pseudocoracidae.

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Anacoracidae Wikipedia


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