Nemacanthus Agassiz 1837 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Synechodontiformes - Palaeospinacidae

Synonym: Desmacanthus Quenstedt 1858

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1837. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 8-9). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel viii-72

Parent taxon: Palaeospinacidae according to M. B. Koot et al. 2013

See also Jordan 1963, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodward 1891

Sister taxa: Macrourogaleus, Palaeospinax, Palaeospinax priscus, Palidiplospinax, Synechodus

Subtaxa: Nemacanthus bosnensis Nemacanthus elegans Nemacanthus filifer Nemacanthus minor Nemacanthus monilifer Nemacanthus speciosus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Triassic of Belgium (2 collections), France (5), Germany (3), Luxembourg (2), Poland (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), the United Kingdom (11), United States (2: Idaho)

• Permian of Oman (1)

Total: 28 collections including 31 occurrences

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