Asteracanthus Agassiz 1837 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae

Alternative spelling: Asteraganthus

Synonym: Curtodus Sauvage 1867

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1837. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 8-9). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel viii-72

Parent taxon: Acrodontinae according to M. Romano et al. 2018

See also Chapman and Pritchard 1904, Delsate 2003, Jordan 1963, Jordan and Hanibal 1923, Leidy 1873, Maisey 1987, Rees and Underwood 2008, Rieppel 1981, Sepkoski 2002, Tabaste 1963, Woodward 1889 and Woodward 1916

Sister taxon: Reticulodus

Subtaxa: Asteracanthus acutus Asteracanthus aegyptiacus Asteracanthus granulosus Asteracanthus magnus Asteracanthus medius Asteracanthus minor Asteracanthus ornatissimus Asteracanthus papillosus Asteracanthus semisulcatus Asteracanthus siderius Asteracanthus somaensis Asteracanthus tenuis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Mali (1), Niger (2), Sudan (1), Switzerland (1), Tunisia (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Jurassic of France (6), Germany (1), Italy (1), Japan (2), Luxembourg (3), Poland (1), Portugal (2), the United Kingdom (4)

• Triassic to Jurassic of Madagascar (3)

• Triassic of Switzerland (1)

• Permian of Iran (1)

• Devonian of United States (1: Kentucky)

Total: 34 collections including 36 occurrences

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