Onchosaurus Gervais 1852 (sawfish)

Chondrichthyes - Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1852. Zoologie et Paléontologie Françaises (Animaux Vertébrés) ou Nouvelles Recherches sur les Animaux Vivants et Fossiles de la France [French Zoology and Paleontology (Vertebrate Animals) or New Research on the Living and Fossil Animals of France] 1–3:1-274+

Parent taxon: Pristidae according to N. Tabaste 1963

See also Arambourg 1940, Cappetta 1987, Gervais 1852, Gervais 1853, Sepkoski 2002 and Suarez and Cappetta 2004

Sister taxa: Aktaua, Anoxypristis, Dalpiazia, Ganopristinae, Marckgrafia, Onchopristis, Oxypristis, Peyeria, Platyspondylus, Pristinae, Pristis, Propristis, Schizorhiza

Subtaxa: Onchosaurus (Onchosaurus) Onchosaurus pharao Onchosaurus radicalis

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Type: Onchosaurus radicalis

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Eocene of France (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1), France (2), Niger (6), United States (2: Montana, Texas)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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