Also known as the Southern Mandarin Dogshark, Cirrhigaleus australis is found in Japan, Taiwan and Indonesian waters. As with many rare animals, we know very little about these sharks.
Allen's skate (Pavoraja alleni) is a species in Rajidae family... and to be honest, little is known about these animals. But, we'll tell you what we do know about them!
When talking about ancient sharks, one cannot forget one named by Joseph Leidy in 1855: Edestus. Pronounced Eh-dess-tuss, their classification is as follow:
Chordata -> Chondrichthyes -> Holocephali -> Eugeneodontida -> Edestidae.
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