Sphenodus longidens Agassiz 1843 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Synechodontiformes - Orthacodontidae

Alternative combinations: Lamna longidens, Orthacodus longidens

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 15-16). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 157-390

Belongs to Sphenodus according to D. Delsate and R. Felten 2015

Sister taxa: Lamna (Sphenodus) longidens, Lamna (Sphenodus) plana, Sphenodus alpinus, Sphenodus helveticus, Sphenodus rectidens, Orthacodus helveticus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Japan (2 collections)

• Jurassic of France (1), Poland (2)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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