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The Biology of Sharks and Rays$
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Peter A. Klimley and Steven Oerding

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226442495

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.001.0001

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Evolutionary History

Evolutionary History

(p.11) Chapter 2 Evolutionary History
The Biology of Sharks and Rays

A. Peter Klimley

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the long evolutionary history of the cartilaginous fishes. Topics covered include the sharks and chimaeras of the Paleozoic era (species diversification, Early Paleozoic sharks, Late Paleozoic sharks, Paleozoic chimaeras); the Paleozoic ecosystem (Permian extinctions, sharks and rays of the Mesozoic Era); the demise of the giant-tooth shark; and orders of extant the cartilaginous fishes.

Keywords:   evolution, cartilaginous fishes, sharks, chimaeras, Paleozoic era, Mesozoic era

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