Edaphodon mirificus Leidy 1856 (plownose chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Chimaeriformes - Callorhinchidae

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of remains of extinct vertebrated animals of New Jersey, collected by Prof. Cook of the State Geological Survey under the direction of Dr. W. Kitchell. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:220-221

Belongs to Edaphodon according to J. T. Thurmond and D. E. Jones 1981

See also Applegate 1970, Hay 1902 and Leidy 1856

Sister taxa: Edaphodon barberi, Edaphodon bucklandi, Edaphodon crassus, Edaphodon divaricatus, Edaphodon eocaenus, Edaphodon eurygnathus, Edaphodon fecundus, Edaphodon gaskillii, Edaphodon incrassatus, Edaphodon laminosus, Edaphodon laqueatus, Edaphodon laterigerus, Edaphodon latidens, Edaphodon leptognathus, Edaphodon longirostris, Edaphodon miersii, Edaphodon mirabilis, Edaphodon monolophus, Edaphodon reedi, Edaphodon sedgwicki, Edaphodon smockii, Edaphodon solidulus, Edaphodon stenobryus, Edaphodon sweeti, Edaphodon tripartitus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (2: Mississippi, New Jersey collections)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of United States (3: Alabama, New Jersey)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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