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Temporal range: 65–0 Ma[1] Danian to Present
Nebrius ferrugineus.jpg
Tawny nurse shark, Nebrius ferrugineus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Ginglymostomatidae
Genus: Nebrius
Rüppell, 1837
  • Nebrodes Garman, 1913

Nebrius is a genus of carpet sharks in the family Ginglymostomatidae.

It contains a single extant species, the tawny nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus), as well as a number of extinct species dating back to the Early Paleocene.[2]

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  1. ^ Sepkoski, J. (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2008.
  2. ^ Bourdon, J. (2007). Fossil Genera: Nebrius. The Life and Times of Long-Dead Sharks. Retrieved on June 7, 2009.