Pristiophorus laevis Engelbrecht et al. 2017 (saw shark)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiophoriformes - Pristiophoridae

Full reference: A. Engelbrecht, T. Mörs, M. A. Reguero and J. Kriwet. 2017. A new sawshark, Pristiophorus laevis, from the Eocene of Antarctica with comments on Pristiophorus lanceolatus. Historical Biology 29(6):841-853

Belongs to Pristiophorus according to A. Engelbrecht et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Pristiophorus cirratus, Pristiophorus japonicus, Pristiophorus lanceolata, Pristiophorus lanceolatus, Pristiophorus lineatus, Pristiophorus napierensis, Pristiophorus nudipinnis, Pristiophorus schroederi, Pristiophorus striatus, Pristiophorus suevicus, Pristiophorus tumidens

Type specimen: NRM-PZ P. 16055, a tooth. Its type locality is IAA 2/95, which is in a Ypresian terrestrial horizon in the La Meseta Formation of Antarctica.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Antarctica (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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