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Carcharias (Prionodon) aculeatus

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Taxonomy
Galeocerdo aculeatus was named by Davis (1888). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Coleridge Gully, which is in a Miocene marine horizon in New Zealand.

It was recombined as Carcharias aculeatus by Woodward (1889); it was recombined as Carcharias (Prionodon) aculeatus by Chapman (1918) and Chapman and Cudmore (1924).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1888Galeocerdo aculeatus Davis p. 7
1889Carcharias aculeatus Woodward p. 440
1918Carcharias (Prionodon) aculeatus Chapman p. 8
1924Carcharias (Prionodon) aculeatus Chapman and Cudmore p. 119

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
RankNameAuthor
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Selachii
superorderGaleomorphi
orderCarchariniformes(Compagno 1973)
familyCarcharhinidaeJordan and Evermann 1896
genusCarcharias
subgenusPrionodon
speciesaculeatus()

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