Cestracion longidens Chapman and Cudmore 1924 (bullhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae

Full reference: F. Chapman and F. A. Cudmore. 1924. New or little-known fossils in the National Museum, Part XXVII.-Some Cainozoic fish remains, with a revision of the group. Royal Society of Victoria 36(2):107-162

Belongs to Cestracion according to F. Chapman and F. A. Cudmore 1924

Sister taxa: Heterodontus cainozoicus, Heterodontus canaliculatus, Heterodontus carerens, Heterodontus duffini, Heterodontus havreensis, Heterodontus lerichei, Heterodontus lonzeensis, Heterodontus maisierensis, Heterodontus philippi, Heterodontus pineti, Heterodontus portujacksoni, Heterodontus rugosus, Heterodontus semirugosus, Heterodontus sowasheense, Heterodontus upnikensis, Heterodontus wardensis, Heterodontus woodwardi, Cestracion cainozoicus, Cestracion vincenti, Cestracion coleridgensis, Cestracion elongatus, Cestracion francisci, Cestracion sulcatus, Cestracion novozelandicus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Beaumaris, which is in a Messinian shoreface sandstone in the Sandringham Sandstone Formation of Australia

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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