Orthacanthus buxieri Heyler and Poplin 1989 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Xenacanthiformes - Diplodoselachidae

Full reference: D. Heyler and C. Poplin. 1989. Systematics and relationships among the Xenacanthiformes (Pisces, Chondrichthyes) in the light of Carboniferous and Permian French materal. Acta Musei Reginaehradecensis S. A.: Scientiae Naturales 22:69-78

Belongs to Orthacanthus according to L. Agassiz 1843

Sister taxa: Orthacanthus compressus, Orthacanthus donnelljohnsi, Orthacanthus gibbosus, Orthacanthus milleri, Orthacanthus minor, Orthacanthus platypternus, Orthacanthus pustulosus, Orthacanthus texensis, Didymodus platypternus, Diplodus minutus, Diplodus parvulus, Diplodus acinaces, Diplodus tenuis, Diplodus problematicus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Buxieres-les-Mines (Autunian shales), which is in an Asselian/Sakmarian terrestrial shale in France

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Buxieres-les-Mines (Autunian shales)

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