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Nemacanthus elegans

Chondrichthyes - Synechodontiformes - Palaeospinacidae

Taxonomy
Cosmacanthus elegans was named by Evans (1904). Its type specimen is UCMP M9087, an osteoderm (fin spine), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Paris Canyon, Bear Lake County, which is in a Smithian marine horizon in the Thaynes Formation of Idaho.

It was recombined as Nemacanthus elegans by Mutter and Rieber (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1904Cosmacanthus elegans Evans p. 298 fig. 47
1923Cosmacanthus elegans Jordan and Hanibal p. 30
2005Nemacanthus elegans Mutter and Rieber p. 144

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
RankNameAuthor
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
orderSynechodontiformes
familyPalaeospinacidaeRegan 1906
genusNemacanthus
specieselegans()

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