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A Neoselachian shark from the non-marine Wessex Formation (Wealden Group: early Cretaceous, Barremian) of the Isle of Wight, southern England

Sweetman, Steven C. and Underwood, Charlie J. (2006) A Neoselachian shark from the non-marine Wessex Formation (Wealden Group: early Cretaceous, Barremian) of the Isle of Wight, southern England. Palaeontology 49 (2), pp. 457-465. ISSN 0031-0239.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4983.2006.00549.x

Abstract

Bulk screening of Early Cretaceous (Barremian) Wessex Formation strata exposed on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, southern England, has resulted in the recovery of neoselachian shark teeth referred to the scyliorhinid Palaeoscyllium. These are the first neoselachian remains from the British Wealden Group and represent the geologically oldest neoselachian yet recovered from a freshwater deposit. This is also the only known example of a non-marine occurrence of a member of the Scyliorhinidae.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Carcharhinidae, Carcharhiniforme, Chalk, Cretaceous, Leptochariidae, Proscylliidae, Scyliorhinidae, shark, Triakidae.
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Charlie Underwood
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/340

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