Lonchidion selachos Estes 1964 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae

Alternative combination: Lissodus selachos

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 Lonchidion according to J. Rees and C. Underwood 2002

See also Bryant 1989, Estes 1964, Herman 1975 and Thurmond 1971

Sister taxa: Lonchidion anitae, Lonchidion babulskii, Lonchidion breve, Lonchidion crenulatum, Lonchidion delsatei, Lonchidion derenzii, Lonchidion griffisi, Lonchidion humblei, Lonchidion indicus, Lonchidion inflexum, Lonchidion khoratensis, Lonchidion marocensis, Lonchidion microselachos, Lonchidion monteschi, Lonchidion selachas, Lonchidion striatum, Lonchidion weltoni

Type specimen: UCMP 53897. Its type locality is Lull 2 Quarry (UCMP V-5620), which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial sandstone in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (54: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 55 collections including 56 occurrences

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