Propristis (sawfish)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiformes - Pristidae

Synonym: Amblypristis Dames 1888

Parent taxon: Pristidae according to H. Cappetta 1987

See also Andrews 1906, Case 1981, Jordan 1963, Sepkoski 2002, White 1926 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Aktaua, Anoxypristis, Dalpiazia, Ganopristinae, Onchopristis, Oxypristis, Peyeria, Pristinae, Pristis

Subtaxa: Propristis schweinfurthi

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Eocene of Egypt (12 collections), Nigeria (2), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (5: Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Virginia), Western Sahara (2)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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