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    Sharks of the order Carcharhiniformes from the British Coniacian, Santonian and Campanian (Upper Cretaceous).

    Underwood, Charlie J. and Ward, D.J. (2008) Sharks of the order Carcharhiniformes from the British Coniacian, Santonian and Campanian (Upper Cretaceous). Palaeontology 51 (3), pp. 509-536. ISSN 0031-0239.

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    Abstract

    Bulk sampling of phosphate-rich horizons within the British Coniacian to Campanian (Upper Cretaceous) yielded very large samples of shark and ray teeth. All of these samples yielded teeth of diverse members of the Carcharhiniformes, which commonly dominate the fauna. The following species are recorded and described: Pseudoscyliorhinus reussi (Herman, 1977) comb. nov., Crassescyliorhinus germanicus (Herman, 1982) gen. nov., Scyliorhinus elongatus (Davis, 1887), Scyliorhinus brumarivulensis sp. nov., ? Palaeoscyllium sp., Prohaploblepharus riegrafi (Müller, 1989) gen. nov., ? Cretascyliorhinus sp., Scyliorhinidae inc. sedis 1, Scyliorhinidae inc. sedis 2, Pteroscyllium hermani sp. nov., Protoscyliorhinus sp., Leptocharias cretaceus sp. nov., Palaeogaleus havreensis Herman, 1977, Paratriakis subserratus sp. nov., Paratriakis tenuis sp. nov., Paratriakis sp. indet. and ? Loxodon sp. Taxa belonging to the families ?Proscylliidae, Leptochariidae, and Carcharhinidae are described from the Cretaceous for the first time. The evolutionary and palaeoecological implications of these newly recognised faunas are discussed.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Carcharhinidae, Cretaceous, Leptochariidae, Proscylliidae, Scyliorhinidae, shark, Triakidae.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Charles Underwood
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2008 10:13
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 13:12
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/726

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