Cestracion cainozoicus Chapman and Pritchard 1904 (bullhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae

Full reference: F. Chapman and G. B. Pritchard. 1904. Fossil fish remains from the Tertiaries of Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 17:267-297

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

See also Chapman and Pritchard 1904

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 vincenti, Cestracion coleridgensis, Cestracion elongatus, Cestracion francisci, Cestracion longidens, Cestracion sulcatus, Cestracion novozelandicus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Beaumaris, which is in a Messinian shoreface sandstone in the Sandringham Sandstone Formation of Australia

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1 collection)

• Miocene of Australia (4)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

Total: 6 collections including 7 occurrences

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