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Compsacanthus

Chondrichthyes - Xenacanthiformes - Xenacanthidae

Taxonomy
Compsacanthus was named by Newberry (1856). Its type is Compsacanthus laevis.

It was assigned to Pleuracanthidae by Hay (1902); and to Xenacanthidae by Jordan (1963).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Compsacanthus Newberry p. 273
1902Compsacanthus Hay p. 265
1963Compsacanthus Jordan p. 592

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
RankNameAuthor
classChondrichthyes
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassXenacanthimorpha
orderXenacanthiformesBerg 1955
familyXenacanthidaeFritsch 1889
genusCompsacanthusNewberry 1856

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