Paracestracion viohli Kriwet 2008 (bullhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae

Full reference: J. Kriwet. 2008. Anew species of extinct bullhead sharks, Paracestracion viohli sp. nov. (Neoselachii, Heterodontiformes), from the Upper Jurassic of South Germany. Acta Geologica Polonica 58(2):235-241

Belongs to Paracestracion according to J. Kriwet 2008

Sister taxa: Paracestracion bellis, Paracestracion falcifer, Paracestracion pectinatus, Paracestracion sarstedensis

Type specimen: JM Scha 728, a partial skeleton (anterior part of body with dentition). Its type locality is Stark Quarry, Schamhaupten, which is in a Kimmeridgian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone/bindstone in the Painten Formation of Germany.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Stark Quarry, Schamhaupten

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