Ctenoptychius apicalis Agassiz 1838 (chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Petalodontiformes - Belantseidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1838. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 11). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 73-140

Belongs to Ctenoptychius according to J. P. Downs and E. B. Daeschler 2001

See also Agassiz 1838, Hay 1902, M'Coy 1855 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Ctenoptychius acuminatus, Ctenoptychius cristatus, Ctenoptychius dentatus, Ctenoptychius digitatus, Ctenoptychius lobatus, Ctenoptychius pertenius, Ctenoptychius serratus, Ctenoptychius stevensoni

Type specimen: BMNH P.496, a tooth. Its type locality is Silverdale, South Staffordshire (BMNH), which is in a Moscovian terrestrial horizon in the United Kingdom.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Pennsylvanian of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (5)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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