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Siksika ottae

Chondrichthyes - Petalodontiformes - Pristodontidae

Taxonomy
Siksika ottae was named by Lund (1989). Its type specimen is MV 6199, a partial skull (braincase with eye pigments and teeth), and it is a compression preserving soft parts. Its type locality is MV 7106, Supercrop Quarry, Bear Gulch, which is in an Arnsbergian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Heath Formation of Montana. It is the type species of Siksika.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1989Siksika ottae Lund p. 357

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
RankNameAuthor
classChondrichthyes
subclassHolocephali(Bonaparte 1832)
orderPetalodontiformes()
familyPristodontidaeWoodward 1889
genusSiksika
speciesottae

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