Sphenodus Agassiz 1843 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Synechodontiformes - Orthacodontidae

Alternative spelling: Lamna (Sphenodus)

Synonym: Orthacodus Woodward 1889 [objective synonym]

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

Parent taxon: Orthacodontidae according to C. J. Duffin and D. J. Ward 1993

See also Agassiz 1843, Hay 1902, Jordan 1963, Rees 2000, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Lamna (Sphenodus) longidens Lamna (Sphenodus) plana Orthacodus helveticus Sphenodus alpinus Sphenodus helveticus Sphenodus longidens Sphenodus rectidens

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Type: Lamna (Sphenodus) longidens

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Paleocene of New Zealand (2 collections), the Russian Federation (1)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), France (1), Japan (3), the United Kingdom (3)

• Jurassic of France (2), Germany (2), Poland (5), Sweden (1), Tanzania (1)

• Triassic of France (1)

Total: 23 collections including 25 occurrences

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