Squatina gippslandicus Chapman and Cudmore 1924 (angel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Squatiniformes - Squatinidae

Full reference: F. Chapman and F. A. Cudmore. 1924. New or little-known fossils in the National Museum, Part XXVII.-Some Cainozoic fish remains, with a revision of the group. Royal Society of Victoria 36(2):107-162

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

Sister taxa: Squatina alifera, Squatina angeloides, Squatina baumbergensis, Squatina cranei, Squatina crassidens, Squatina decipiens, Squatina dumeril, Squatina frequens, Squatina hassei, Squatina havreensis, Squatina lerichei, Squatina mulleri, Squatina occidentalis, Squatina prima, Squatina speciosa, Squatina squatina

Type specimen: Its type locality is Newmerella, which is in a Burdigalian open shallow subtidal sandstone in the Gippsland Limestone Formation of Australia

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Newmerella

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