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Melanodus loonesi

Chondrichthyes - Copodontiformes - Copodontidae

Taxonomy
Melanodus loonesi was named by Darras et al. (2008). Its type specimen is MGL 1244, a tooth (tooth plate), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Banc-Noir Quarry, which is in a Givetian deep subtidal shelf packstone/lime mudstone in the Blacourt Formation of France. It is the type species of Melanodus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2008Melanodus loonesi Darras et al. p. 301

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
RankNameAuthor
classChondrichthyes
subclassHolocephali(Bonaparte 1832)
superorderHolocephalomorphaLund 1986
orderCopodontiformesObruchev 1953
familyCopodontidaeDavis 1883
genusMelanodus
speciesloonesi

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available