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   This Elasmobranchii classification only concerns marine species of Western Europe; thus, non-European and fossil species are excluded. Only the classification for the species presented in this website is fully mentionned; else, if no species are referred to in this website, classification is incomplete.

Classification of West-European Elasmobranchii

Sharks, rays



  • class Chondrichthyes
  • Subclass Elasmobranchii
  • Infraclass Euselachii
  • Cohort Neoselachii
  • Division Galeomorphii
  • Order Heterodontiformes
  • Order Orectolobiformes
  • Order Lamniformes
  • Family Cetorhinidae Gill, 1862
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    • Order Carcharhiniformes
    • Family Scyliorhinidae Gill, 1862
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      • Division Squalea
      • Order Hexanchiformes
      • Order Echinorhiniformes
      • Order Squaliformes
      • Super-order Hypnosqualea
      • Order Squatiniformes
      • Order Pristiophoriformes
      • Super-order Batoidea
      • Order Pristiformes
      • Order Torpediniformes
      • Family Torpedinidae
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        • Order Rajiformes
        • Family Rajidae
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          • Subclass Subterbranchialia
          • Super-order Holocephali
          • Order Chimaeriformes

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