Hemipristis wyattdurhami White 1956 (ground shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae

Full reference: E. I. White. 1956. The Eocene fishes of Alabama. Bulletins of American Paleontology 35(156):122-152

Belongs to Hemipristis according to G. R. Case 1981

See also White 1956

Sister taxa: Hemipristis curvatus, Hemipristis elongata, Hemipristis heteropleurus, Hemipristis lavigniensis, Hemipristis paucidens

Type specimen: BMNH P. 30521, a tooth. Its type locality is The Rocks, which is in a Priabonian foreshore claystone in the Yazoo Formation of Alabama.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of United States (6: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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