Pristis curvidens Leidy 1855 (sawfish)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiformes - Pristidae

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1855. Indications of five species, with two new genera, of extinct Fishes. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 7:414

Belongs to Pristis according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Pristis acutidens, Pristis agassizi, Pristis amblodon, Pristis antiquorum, Pristis aquitanicus, Pristis atlanticus, Pristis attenuatus, Pristis bisulcatus, Pristis brachyodon, Pristis brayi, Pristis caheni, Pristis contortus, Pristis cudmorei, Pristis dubius, Pristis ensidens, Pristis fajumensis, Pristis hamatus, Pristis hastingsiae, Pristis lanceolatus, Pristis lathami, Pristis mucrodens, Pristis olbrechtsi, Pristis pectinatus, Pristis pickeringi, Pristis pristis, Pristis prosulcatus, Pristis recurvidens, Eopristis reinachi

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Tertiary of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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