Cestracion novozelandicus Chapman 1918 (bullhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae

Full reference: F. Chapman. 1918. Descriptions and Revisions of the Cretaceous and Tertiary Fish-remains of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Branch Palaeontological Bulletin 7:1-41

Belongs to Cestracion according to F. Chapman 1918

See also Chapman and Cudmore 1924

Sister taxa: Heterodontus cainozoicus, Heterodontus canaliculatus, Heterodontus carerens, Heterodontus duffini, Heterodontus havreensis, Heterodontus lerichei, Heterodontus lonzeensis, Heterodontus maisierensis, Heterodontus philippi, Heterodontus pineti, Heterodontus portujacksoni, Heterodontus rugosus, Heterodontus semirugosus, Heterodontus sowasheense, Heterodontus upnikensis, Heterodontus wardensis, Heterodontus woodwardi, Cestracion cainozoicus, Cestracion vincenti, Cestracion coleridgensis, Cestracion elongatus, Cestracion francisci, Cestracion longidens, Cestracion sulcatus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Coleridge Gully, which is in a Miocene marine horizon in New Zealand

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (1 collection), New Zealand (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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