Chlamydoselachus is a genus
In biology, a genus is a low-level taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, which is an example of definition by genus and differentia...

 of shark
Sharks are a type of fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body. The earliest known sharks date from more than 420 million years ago....

s and the sole extant member of the family
Family (biology)
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...

 Chlamydoselachidae, in the order
Order (biology)
In scientific classification used in biology, the order is# a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, family, genus, and species, with order fitting in between class and family...

Hexanchiformes is the order consisting of the most primitive types of sharks, and numbering just five extant species. Fossil sharks that were apparently very similar to modern sevengill species are known from Jurassic specimens....

. It contains two extant and several extinct species.


  • Chlamydoselachus africana Ebert & Compagno
    Leonard Compagno
    Leonard Joseph Victor Compagno is an international authority on shark taxonomy and the author of many scientific papers and books on the subject, best known of which is his 1984 catalogue of shark species produced for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.-Career:*Ph.D,...

    , 2009
    (Southern African frilled shark)
  • Chlamydoselachus anguineus Garman, 1884 (Frilled shark)
  • Chlamydoselachus brancheri
  • Chlamydoselachus fiedleri
  • Chlamydoselachus goliath
  • Chlamydoselachus gracilis
  • Chlamydoselachus keyesi
  • Chlamydoselachus lawleyi
  • Chlamydoselachus thomsoni
  • Chlamydoselachus tobleri
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