Megactenopetalus David 1944 (chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Petalodontiformes - Pristodontidae

Full reference: L. R. David. 1944. A Permian shark from the Grand Canyon. Journal of Paleontology 18(1):90-93

Parent taxon: Pristodontidae according to M. Ginter et al. 2010

See also David 1944, Hansen 1978, Lund 1989, Sepkoski 2002 and Zangerl 1981

Sister taxa: Calopodus, Davodus, Peripristis, Petalorhynchus, Pristodus, Siksika, Hoplodus, Diodontopsodus

Subtaxa: Megactenopetalus kaibabanus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Permian of Bolivia (1 collection), China (2), United States (6: Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Kansas)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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