Pristiophorus lanceolata Davis 1888 (saw shark)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiophoriformes - Pristiophoridae

Alternative combination: Lamna lanceolata

Full reference: J. W. Davis. 1888. On fossil-fish remains from the Tertiary and Cretaceo-Tertiary formations of New Zealand. Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society 4:1-48

Belongs to Pristiophorus according to F. Chapman and F. A. Cudmore 1924

See also Chapman 1918, Davis 1888, Keyes 1982, Long 1992 and Yabe and Hirayama 1998

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

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of New Zealand (2 collections)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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