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Temporal range: 104–0 Ma[1]
Late Albian to Present
Scyliorhinus canicula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Scyliorhinus
Blainville, 1816
Type species
Squalus canicula
Linnaeus, 1758

Scylorhinus is a genus of catsharks in the family Scyliorhinidae. They are also known as "dogfish".


  • Fossil records 1
  • Extant species 2
  • Extinct Species 3
  • References 4

Fossil records

This genus is known in the fossil records from the Cretaceous period, late Albian age to the Pliocene epoch. [2][3]

Extant species

There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus:

Extinct Species

Fossil of Scyliorhinus elongatus from Cretaceous of Lebanon
  • Scyliorhinus ambliatlanticus Lautiro Mora, 1999
  • Scyliorhinus angustus Münster, 1843
  • Scyliorhinus antiquus Agassiz, 1843
  • Scyliorhinus arambourgi Cappetta, 1980
  • Scyliorhinus arlingtonensis Cappetta & Case, 1999
  • Scyliorhinus biddlei Halter, 1995
  • Scyliorhinus biformis Reinecke, 2014
  • Scyliorhinus bloti Cappetta, 1980
  • Scyliorhinus brumarivulensis Underwood & Ward, 2008
  • Scyliorhinus cepaeformis Halter, 1990
  • Scyliorhinus coupatezi Herman, 1974
  • Scyliorhinus dubius Woodward, 1889
  • Scyliorhinus elongatus Davis, 1887
  • Scyliorhinus entomodon Noubhani & Cappetta, 1997
  • Scyliorhinus fossilis Leriche, 1927
  • Scyliorhinus ivagrantae Case & Cappetta, 1997
  • Scyliorhinus joleaudi Cappetta, 1970
  • Scyliorhinus kannenbergi Leder, 2015
  • Scyliorhinus kasenoi Karasawa, 1989
  • Scyliorhinus luypaertsi Halter, 1995
  • Scyliorhinus malembeensis Dartevelle & Casier, 1959
  • Scyliorhinus monsaugustus Guinot, Underwood, Cappetta & Ward, 2013
  • Scyliorhinus moosi Herman, 1975
  • Scyliorhinus muelleri Guinot, Underwood, Cappetta & Ward, 2013
  • Scyliorhinus musteliformis Herman, 1977
  • Scyliorhinus ptychtus Noubhani & Cappetta, 1997
  • Scyliorhinus reyndersi Halter, 1995
  • Scyliorhinus suelstorfensis Reinecke, 2014
  • Scyliorhinus sulcidens Noubhani & Cappetta, 1997
  • Scyliorhinus taylorensis Cappetta & Case, 1999
  • Scyliorhinus tensleepensis Case, 1987
  • Scyliorhinus trifolius Adnet, 2006
  • Scyliorhinus wardi Halter, 1990
  • Scyliorhinus woodwardi Cappetta, 1976


  1. ^ Sepkoski, J. (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology, 364: p.560. 
  2. ^ Paleobiology Database
  3. ^ Jeffrey C. Carrier,John A. Musick,Michael R. Heithaus Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives
  4. ^ Soares, K.D.A., Gadig, O.F.B. & Gomes, U.L. (2015). , a new species of catshark from Brazil (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae)"Scyliorhinus ugoi". Zootaxa, 3937 (2): 347–361. 

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