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Hexanchiformes (cow sharks and frilled sharks)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Hexanchiformes are the order consisting of the most primitive types of sharks, and numbering just six extant species. Fossil sharks that were apparently very similar to modern sevengill species are known from Jurassic specimens. The frilled shark, Chlamydoselachus anguineus, is very different from the cow sharks, and it has been proposed to be moved to its own order, Chlamydoselachiformes.
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Chlamydoselachidae (frilled sharks) (11)
Crassodontidanidae (6)
Hexanchidae (cow sharks, sevengill sharks, and sixgill sharks) (19)
Komoksodontidae (1)
Orthacodontidae (8)
Pseudonotidanidae (6)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0