Onchosaurus Gervais 1852 (cartilaginous fish)

Chondrichthyes - Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1852. Zoologie et Paléontologie Françaises (Animaux Vertébrés) ou Nouvelles Recherches sur les Animaux Vivants et Fossiles de la France [French Zoology and Paleontology (Vertebrate Animals) or New Research on the Living and Fossil Animals of France] 1–3:1-274+

Parent taxon: Sclerorhynchidae according to M. E. Suarez and H. Cappetta 2004

See also Arambourg 1940, Cappetta 1987, Gervais 1852, Gervais 1853 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Ankistrorhynchus, Baharipristis, Biropristis, Borodinopristis, Celtipristis, Ctenopristis, Ganopristis, Ischyrhiza, Kiestus, Libanopristis, Marckgrafia, Micropristis, Plicatopristis, Pucapristis, Renpetia, Schizorhiza, Schizorhizinae, Sclerorhynchus

Subtaxa: Onchosaurus (Onchosaurus) Onchosaurus radicalis

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Type: Onchosaurus radicalis

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Eocene of France (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1), France (2), Niger (5), United States (2: Montana, Texas)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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