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Taxon: Order Carcharhiniformes Compagno, 1973 - ground sharks (fish)
Classification by:

Natura - nature
Status: extant
   actualia - actual entities
  Status: extant
     Mundus Plinius - physical world
    Status: extant
       naturalia - natural bodies
      Status: extant
         Biota
        Status: extant
           "neomura"
          Status: extant
             Domain Eukaryota Chatton, 1925 - eukaryotes
            Status: extant
               "neokaryotes" - mitochondrial eukaryotes
              Status: extant
                 "neozoa"
                Status: extant
                   "scotokaryotes" Cavalier-Smith, 1999
                  Status: extant
                     "podiates" Cavalier-Smith, 2013
                    Status: extant
                       Amorphea Adl et al., 2012
                      Status: extant
                         Opisthokonta Cavalier-Smith, 1987
                        Status: extant
                           Holozoa
                          Status: extant
                             filozoa Shalchian-Tabrizi, Minge, Espelund, Orr, Ruden, Jakobsen & Cavalier-Smith, 2008
                            Status: extant
                               Kingdom Animalia Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
                              Distribution: cosmopolitan; Status: extant
                                 Epitheliozoa Ax, 1996
                                Status: extant
                                   Eumetazoa Bütschli, 1910 - eumetazoans
                                  Status: extant
                                     Bilateria Hatschek, 1888 - bilaterians
                                    Status: extant
                                       Eubilateria Ax, 1987
                                      Status: extant
                                         Superphylum Deuterostomia Grobben, 1908 - deuterostomes
                                        Status: extant
                                           [crown] Phylum Chordata Bateson, 1885 - chordates
                                          Distribution: cosmopolitan; Status: extant
                                             Subphylum Vertebrata Cuvier, 1812 - vertebrates
                                            Distribution: cosmopolitan; Status: extant
                                               [crown] Myopterygii - myopterygians
                                              Status: extant
                                                 [crown] Superclass Gnathostomata Zittel, 1879 - jawed vertebrates
                                                Status: extant
                                                   Grade Chondrichthiomorphi
                                                  Status: extant
                                                     Class Chondrichthyes Huxley, 1880 - cartilaginous fishes
                                                    Distribution: Pacific; Status: extant
                                                       Subclass Elasmobranchii Bonaparte, 1838 - shark-like fishes
                                                      Distribution: Pacific; Status: extant
                                                         Infraclass Euselachii Hay, 1902 - sharks and rays, and related fossils
                                                        Distribution: Pacific; Status: extant
                                                           Division Neoselachii
                                                          Status: extant
                                                             Subdivision Selachii - sharks
                                                            Status: extant
                                                               Superorder Galeomorphi
                                                              Status: extant
                                                                 Order Carcharhiniformes Compagno, 1973 - ground sharks
                                                                Distribution: Atlantic, Indian & Pacific (marine, brackish & freshwater); Status: extant
                                                                   1 Family Scyliorhinidae Gill, 1862 - cat sharks
                                                                  Distribution: Atlantic, Indian & Pacific (marine); Status: extant
                                                                   2 Family Proscylliidae Fowler, 1941 - finback catsharks
                                                                  Distribution: Atlantic, Indian & Pacific (marine); Status: extant
                                                                   3 Family Pseudotriakidae Gill, 1893 - false catsharks
                                                                  Distribution: Atlantic, Indian & Pacific (marine); Status: extant
                                                                   4 Family Leptochariidae Gray, 1851 [monotypic] - barbeled houndsharks
                                                                  Distribution: Atlantic/Africa (marine: coastal); Status: extant
                                                                   5 Family Triakidae Gray, 1851 - houndsharks
                                                                  Distribution: Atlantic, Indian & Pacific (marine); Status: extant
                                                                   6 Family Hemigaleidae Hasse, 1879 - weasel sharks
                                                                  Distribution: Atlantic, Indian & Pacific (marine: coastal); Status: extant
                                                                   7 Family Carcharhinidae Jordan & Evermann, 1896 - requiem sharks
                                                                  Distribution: Atlantic, Indian & Pacific (marine & freshwater); Status: extant
                                                                   8 Family Sphyrnidae Gill, 1872 - hammerhead sharks
                                                                  Distribution: Atlantic, Indian & Pacific (marine & brackish); Status: extant

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