Acrodus Agassiz 1838 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae

Synonym: Thectodus Meyer and Plieninger 1844

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1838. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 11). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 73-140

Parent taxon: Acrodontidae according to M. Ginter et al. 2010

See also Alessandri 1896, Chrzastek 2008, Herman 1975, Irmis 2005, Johns 1997, Jordan 1963, Kindlimann 1990, Maisey 1987, Murry 1989, Mutter 1998, Rieppel 1981, Sahni and Chhabra 1976, Sepkoski 2002, Thomson 1982, Woodward 1889 and Woodward 1916

Sister taxa: Acrodontinae, Palaeobates, Sinacrodus

Subtaxa: Acrodus acutus Acrodus alexandrae Acrodus anningiae Acrodus braunii Acrodus cretaceus Acrodus cuneocostatus Acrodus dolloi Acrodus flemingianus Acrodus gaillardoti Acrodus georgii Acrodus hirudo Acrodus illingworthi Acrodus jaeckeli Acrodus keuperinus Acrodus lateralis Acrodus nitidus Acrodus nobilis Acrodus olsoni Acrodus oppenheimeri Acrodus oreodontus Acrodus paranense Acrodus scaber Acrodus spitzbergensis Acrodus substriatus Acrodus sweetlacruzensis Acrodus undulatus Acrodus vermicularis Acrodus vermiformis Acrodus wempliae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), France (1), Thailand (1)

• Jurassic of Belgium (6), France (2), Portugal (1), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (10)

• Triassic of Austria (1), Canada (6: British Columbia), France (9), Germany (14), India (6), Italy (1), Japan (7), Madagascar (1), Pakistan (3), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (5), Saudi Arabia (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (12), Switzerland (14), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (10: Arizona, California, Nevada)

• Permian of Hungary (1), Iran (2), Japan (1), United States (5: Kansas, Texas)

Total: 133 collections including 160 occurrences

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