Pristiophorus lanceolatus Davis 1888 (saw shark)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiophoriformes - Pristiophoridae

Full reference: J. W. Davis. 1888. On fossil-fish remains from the Tertiary and Cretaceo-Tertiary formations of New Zealand. Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society 4:1-48

Belongs to Pristiophorus according to H. Yabe and R. Hirayama 1998

Sister taxa: Pristiophorus cirratus, Pristiophorus japonicus, Pristiophorus laevis, Pristiophorus lanceolata, Pristiophorus lineatus, Pristiophorus napierensis, Pristiophorus nudipinnis, Pristiophorus schroederi, Pristiophorus striatus, Pristiophorus suevicus, Pristiophorus tumidens

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Pliocene of New Zealand (3 collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1), Japan (1)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Japan (1), New Zealand (7)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (2)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), New Zealand (4)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (5)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), New Zealand (5)

Total: 35 collections each including a single occurrence

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