Psammodus Agassiz 1838 (chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Psammodontiformes - Psammodontidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1838. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 11). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 73-140

Parent taxon: Psammodontidae according to J. S. Nelson 2006

See also Hay 1902, Ingavat and Janvier 1981, Jordan 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Apodometes, Archaeobatis, Astrabodus, Characodus, Dimyleus, Homalodus, Mazodus, Mylacodus, Mylax, Pinacodus, Pleurogomphus, Rhymodus

Subtaxa: Psammodus angularis Psammodus caelatus Psammodus canaliculatus Psammodus cornutus Psammodus crassidens Psammodus expansus Psammodus glyptus Psammodus grandis Psammodus lovianus Psammodus plenus Psammodus porosus Psammodus reticulatus Psammodus rugosus Psammodus salopiensis Psammodus springeri Psammodus trapeziformis Psammodus tumidus Psammodus turgidus

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Type: Psammodus rugosus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Permian of Pakistan (1 collection)

• Pennsylvanian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Carboniferous of Egypt (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Alabama, Montana)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (4), United States (1: Alabama)

Total: 12 collections including 14 occurrences

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