Squatirhina americana Estes 1964 (wobbegong)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae

Full reference: R. Estes. 1964. Fossil vertebrates from the Late Cretaceous Lance Formation, eastern Wyoming. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 49:1-187

Belongs to Squatirhina according to R. Estes 1964

See also Bryant 1989

Sister taxa: Squatirhina kannensis, Squatirhina lonzeensis, Squatirhina roessingi, Squatirhina thiesi

Type specimen: UCMP 55820, a tooth. Its type locality is Lull 2 Quarry (UCMP V-5620), which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial sandstone in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (4: Alberta collections), United States (19: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 23 collections each including a single occurrence

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