Paracestracion Koken in Zittel 1911 (bullhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae

Parent taxon: Heterodontidae according to G. Guinot et al. 2014

See also Kriwet 2008, Kriwet et al. 2009, Underwood 2002 and Underwood and Ward 2004

Sister taxa: Acrodonchus, Amacanthus, Centracion, Centrodus, Chalazacanthus, Drepanephorus, Echinodus, Gyropleurodus, Heterodontus, Hoplonchus, Hybodopsis, Lepracanthus, Lispacanthus, Proheterodontus, Psilacanthus, Pycnacanthus, Rhabdiodus, Selachidea, Strongyliscus, Styracodus, Tropidodus

Subtaxa: Paracestracion bellis Paracestracion falcifer Paracestracion pectinatus Paracestracion sarstedensis Paracestracion viohli

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Cretaceous of France (1 collection)

• Jurassic of France (1), Germany (2), Luxembourg (3), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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