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Surcaudalus rostratus

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Taxonomy
Surcaudalus rostratus was named by Leu (1989). Its type specimen is QMF 14470A/B, a skeleton, and it is a compression preserving soft parts. Its type locality is Clinker Hill, Blackwater coal mine (Leu coll.), which is in a Changhsingian lacustrine shale in the Rangal Coal Measures Formation of Australia. It is the type species of Surcaudalus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1989Surcaudalus rostratus Leu p. 267 figs. Pl 33, 34; text-figs 3-11

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
RankNameAuthor
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
genusSurcaudalus
speciesrostratus

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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available