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Protospinax annectans

Chondrichthyes - Protospinacidae

Taxonomy
Protospinax annectans was named by Woodward (1919). Its type specimen is BMNH P8775 and is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Eichstätt, Solnhofen (BMNH collection), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.

It was recombined as Belemnobatis annectans by Maisey (1976).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1919Protospinax annectans Woodward p. 233 figs. Pl 1, figs 2,3
1976Belemnobatis annectans Maisey p. 733 figs. Pl 111; text-figs 1-4
1983Protospinax annectans Thies p. 21 figs. pl. 3, figs 2-6

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
RankNameAuthor
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
superorderSqualeaShirai 1996
superorderHypnosqualeaCarvalho and Maisey 1996
familyProtospinacidae
genusProtospinax
speciesannectans

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