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Agaleus dorsetensis

Chondrichthyes - Agaleidae

Taxonomy
Agaleus dorsetensis was named by Duffin and Ward (1983). Its type specimen is BMNH P.60788, a tooth, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Church Cliff, Lyme Regis (BMNH Fish), which is in a Sinemurian marine horizon in the Blue Lias Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Agaleus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1983Agaleus dorsetensis Duffin and Ward p. 408 figs. 1a-e, 3a-3
1993Agaleus dorsetensis Biddle p. 62 figs. 1a-c, 2a-c, 3a-c, 4a-b
1998Agaleus dorsetensis Rees p. 448 figs. 6A-F
2000Agaleus dorsetensis Rees p. 412
2001Agaleus dorsetensis Delsate p. 52 figs. Pl 1, figs J-M

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
RankNameAuthor
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
superorderGaleomorphiiCompagno 1973
familyAgaleidae
genusAgaleus
speciesdorsetensis

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
C. J. Duffin and D. J. Ward 1983As for genus.