†family Belantseidae Lund 1989 (chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Petalodontiformes - Belantseidae

Full reference: R. Lund. 1989. New petalodonts (Chondrichthyes) from the Upper Mississippian Bear Gulch Limestone (Namurian E₂b) of Montana. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 9(3):350-368

Parent taxon: Petalodontiformes according to M. Ginter et al. 2010

See also Lund 1989

Sister taxa: Janassidae, Paracymatodus, Petalodontidae, Pristodontidae, Serratodus

Subtaxa: Belantsea Ctenoptychius Netsepoye

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (2: Texas collections)

• Pennsylvanian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (5), United States (4: Kansas, Montana, Nebraska)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 15 collections including 18 occurrences

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