Arctacanthus Nielsen 1932 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Hybodontiformes

Synonym: Dolophonodus Branson 1933

Full reference: E. Nielsen. 1932. Permo-Carboniferous fishes from east Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland 86(3):1-63

Parent taxon: Hybodontoidea according to H. Yamagishi 2004

See also Branson 1934, Sepkoski 2002 and Zangerl 1981

Sister taxa: Acrodontidae, Acrorhizodus, Asteracanthus semiverrucosus, Asteracanthus verrucosus, Diablodontus, Distobatidae, Homalodontidae, Hybodontidae, Hybodus strictus, Lissodus, Lonchidiidae, Polyacrodontidae, Ptychodontidae, Trichorhipis, Tristychiidae

Subtaxa: Arctacanthus exiguus Arctacanthus spitzbergensis Arctacanthus uncinatus Arctacanthus wyomingensis

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Type: Arctacanthus uncinatus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of China (4 collections), Japan (3)

• Permian of Greenland (3), United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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