Ctenacanthus Agassiz 1837 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae

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

Parent taxon: Ctenacanthidae according to A. O. Ivanov and O. A. Lebedev 2014

See also Duffin and Ginter 2006, Ginter et al. 2010, Hay 1902, Itano et al. 2003, Jordan 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Williams 2001 and Zangerl 1981

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

Subtaxa: Ctenacanthus abnormis Ctenacanthus acutus Ctenacanthus aequistriatus Ctenacanthus amblyxiphias Ctenacanthus angulatus Ctenacanthus angustus Ctenacanthus burlingtonensis Ctenacanthus buttersi Ctenacanthus chemungensis Ctenacanthus clarkii Ctenacanthus cliftonensis Ctenacanthus compressus Ctenacanthus costatus Ctenacanthus coxianus Ctenacanthus crenatus Ctenacanthus crenulatus Ctenacanthus cylindricus Ctenacanthus decussatus Ctenacanthus denticulatus Ctenacanthus depressus Ctenacanthus elegans Ctenacanthus excavatus Ctenacanthus fallax Ctenacanthus formosus Ctenacanthus furcicarinatus Ctenacanthus gemmatus Ctenacanthus gracillimus Ctenacanthus gradocostatus Ctenacanthus gurleyi Ctenacanthus keokuk Ctenacanthus laevis Ctenacanthus littoni Ctenacanthus major Ctenacanthus marshii Ctenacanthus mayi Ctenacanthus minor Ctenacanthus mutabilis Ctenacanthus obscuracostatus Ctenacanthus ornatus Ctenacanthus pellensis Ctenacanthus pugiunculus Ctenacanthus pustulatus Ctenacanthus randalli Ctenacanthus sculptus Ctenacanthus similis Ctenacanthus speciosus Ctenacanthus triangularis Ctenacanthus venustus Ctenacanthus vetustus Ctenacanthus wrighti Ctenacanthus xiphias

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Type: Ctenacanthus major

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Leonard of United States (1: Oklahoma collection)

• Permian of Germany (5), India (3), the Russian Federation (1), United States (9: Kansas, Texas, Wyoming)

• Pennsylvanian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Carboniferous of Greenland (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (14: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (3)

• Devonian of Brazil (2), United States (2: Ohio)

Total: 43 collections including 45 occurrences

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