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    Sharks, Rays and a Chimaeroid from the Kimmeridgian (Late Jurassic) of Ringstead, Southern England

    Underwood, Charlie J. (2002) Sharks, Rays and a Chimaeroid from the Kimmeridgian (Late Jurassic) of Ringstead, Southern England. Palaeontology 45 (2), pp. 297-325. ISSN 0031-0239.

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    Abstract

    Sampling of a lenticular concentration of vertebrate debris and associated sediments from the lower Kimmeridgian of southern England has allowed the study of a diverse and abundant assemblage of chondrichthyan remains. A number of previously undescribed species are recorded, of which three new species are named; Squatina? frequens, Synechodus plicatus and Protospinax planus. Additional diagnosis of the genus Paracestracion Koken is given to allow its identification from dental remains. Several nominal batoid species are synonymised with Spathobatis bugesiacus Thiolliere. This assemblage is considered to be typical of Middle–Late Jurassic neritic environments, and is compared to other contemporaneous selachian faunas.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This paper is reproduced with permission from the Palaeontological Association
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): chimaeroid, Dorset, Jurassic, Kimmeridgian, ray, shark
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Barbara Harris
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2005
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/75

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