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Neoselachii are a grouping of cartilaginous fishes in subclass Elasmobranchii of class Chondrichthyes. It contains all living (extant) sharks, skates, and rays. The first known neoselachian is the Devonian (possible) hexanchiforme Mcmurdodus.

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Infraclass: Euselachii
Clade: Neoselachii


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