Amelacanthus Maisey 1982 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae

Full reference: J. G. Maisey. 1982. Studies on the Paleozoic Selachian Genus Ctenacanthus Agassiz: No. 2. Bythiacanthus St. John and Worthen, Amelacanthus, New Genus, Eunemacanthus St. John and Worthen, Sphenacanthus Agassiz, and Wodnika Munster. American Museum Novitates 2722:1-24

Parent taxon: Ctenacanthidae according to J. G. Maisey 1982

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acondylacanthus, Bythiacanthus, Cladodoides, Cladodus, Cratoselache, Ctenacanthus, Eunemacanthus, Glikmanius, Glymmatacanthus, Tamiobatis

Subtaxa: Amelacanthus laevis Amelacanthus plicatus Amelacanthus pustulatus Amelacanthus sulcatus

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Type: Onchus sulcatus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Triassic of Oman (1 collection)

• Permian of Oman (4), United States (1: Kansas)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Arizona)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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