AETOBATIDAE White & Naylor 2016
Aetobatus arcuatus (Agassiz, 1843)
 
ALOPIIDAE Bonaparte 1838
Alopias exigua (Probst, 1879)
Alopias aff. latidens (Leriche, 1908)
CARCHARHINIDAE Jordan & Evermann 1896
Carcharhinus priscus (Agassiz, 1843) [C. acanthodon (Le Hon, 1871)]
 
Carcharhinus sp.
Galeocerdo aduncus Agassiz, 1843
Physogaleus contortus (Gibbes, 1849)
Physogaleus hemmooriensis Reinecke & Hoedemakers, 2006
 
CETORHINIDAE Gill 1862
Cetorhinus cf. maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Keasius rhenanus Reinecke, Von Der Hocht & Dufraing, 2015
Keasius sp.
 
DALATIIDAE Gray 1851 
Isistius cf. triangulus (Probst, 1879)
 
HEMIGALEIDAE Hasse 1879
Hemipristis serra Agassiz, 1843
Chaenogaleus affinis (Probst, 1878)
HEXANCHIDAE Gray 1851
Hexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788) [H. gigas]
 
Notorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807) [N. primigenius]
LAMNIDAE Müller & Henle 1838
Carcharodon hastalis (Agassiz, 1843) [Cosmopolitodus hastalis]
Isurus escheri (Agassiz, 1843)
Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque, 1810 [Isurus desori]
 
Isurus retroflexus (Agassiz, 1838)
 
Lamna nasus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
MEGACHASMIDAE
Taylor, Compagno & Struhsaker 1983
Megachasma aff. pelagios Taylor, Compagno & Struhsaker 1983
ODONTASPIDIDAE Müller & Henle 1839
Araloselachus vorax (Le Hon, 1871) [Carcharias vorax]
Carcharias gustrowensis (Winkler, 1875) [Odontaspis reticulata]
 
Carcharias taurus (Rafinesque, 1810) / Carcharias acutissima
 
Carcharoides catticus (Philippi, 1846)
OTODONTIDAE Glickman 1964
Otodus megalodon (Agassiz, 1835) [Carcharocles megalodon]
Parotodus benedenii (Le Hon, 1871)
OXYNOTIDAE Gill 1862
Oxynotus centrina (Linnaeus, 1758)
PRISTIOPHORIDAE Bleeker 1859

Pristiophorus suevicus Jaekel, 1890

 
SCYLIORHINIDAE Gill 1862
Scyliorhinus sp.
Pachyscyllium dachiardii (Lawley, 1876)
Pachyscyllium distans (Probst, 1879) [Scyliorhinus distans; Premontreia distans]
 
SPHYRNIDAE Gill 1872
Sphyrna laevissima (Cope, 1867)
Sphyrna integra (Probst, 1878)
 
SQUATINIDAE Bonaparte 1838
Squatina "subserrata" Münster, 1846
 
SQUALIDAE Bonaparte 1834
Squalus alsaticus (Andreae, 1890)
Squalus acanthias Linnaeus, 1758
Squalus sp.
TRIAKIDAE Gray 1851

Galeorhinus goncalvesi Antunes, Balbino & Cappetta, 1999

Mustelus sp.
 
   
 
 
 
The Miocene in Belgium.
 
 

In the Antwerp area, the Miocene is represented by the early Burdigalian to Serravallian Berchem Formation (Edegem, Kiel and Antwerpen Sand Members) (e.g. De Meuter & Laga, 1976; Laga et al., 2001; Louwye & Laga, 2007) and the Tortonian Diest Formation (Deurne Sand Member) (Louwye, 2002).

For over a century, temporary construction sites in and around the city of Antwerp gave the opportunity to study these Miocene deposits. While the Edegem Sands are very poorly known, selachian remains are relatively common in the Middle Miocene Antwerp Sands (Langhian - middle Serravalian), consisting of glauconitic black-green sand with several Glycymeris deposits.

Recently, also the Burdigalian Kiel Sands proved to contain a much diversified shark assemblage (Everaert et al., 2019; De Schutter & Everaert, 2020), fairly similar to the fauna of the overlying Antwerp Sands. To the contrary, the shark assemblage of the late Miocene Deurne Sands, only rarely exposed, is different with the (re) appearance of e.g. the genera Oxynotus, Mustelus, Lamna, Pristiophorus... in our region (Hoedemakers & Dufraing, 2015). We can also note the relative abundance of teeth of I. escheri.