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Amacanthus

Chondrichthyes - Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae

Taxonomy
Amacanthus was named by St John and Worthen (1875). Its type is Homacanthus gibbosus.

It was assigned to Ichthyodorulites by Hay (1902); and to Heterodontidae by Jordan (1963).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1875Amacanthus St John and Worthen p. 381
1902Amacanthus Hay p. 329
1963Amacanthus Jordan p. 596

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
RankNameAuthor
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Selachii
superorderGaleomorphi
orderHeterodontiformesBerg 1940
familyHeterodontidaeGray 1851
genusAmacanthusSt John and Worthen 1875

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