Machaeracanthus Newberry 1857 (shark)

Chondrichthyes - Acanthodei - Acanthoessidae

Parent taxon: Acanthoessidae according to D. S. Jordan 1963

See also Hay 1902 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthodopsis, Acanthoessus, Byssacanthus, Cheiracanthus, Haplacanthus, Heteracanthus, Holacanthodes, Machaerius, Pelonectes, Rhadinacanthus, Traquairia, Utahacanthus

Subtaxa: Machaeracanthus bohemicus Machaeracanthus major Machaeracanthus peracutus Machaeracanthus sulcatus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Devonian of Antarctica (2 collections), Brazil (2), Germany (2), Morocco (5), United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 12 collections including 13 occurrences

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