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. Leidy 1873

See also Applegate 1970, Hay 1902, Leidy 1856 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Edaphodon barberi, Edaphodon bucklandi, Edaphodon crassus, Edaphodon divaricatus, Edaphodon eocaenus, Edaphodon eurygnathus, Edaphodon fecundus, Edaphodon gaskillii, Edaphodon incrassatus, Edaphodon laminosus, 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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Inversand Company marl pit, Sewell (MFL), which is in a Maastrichtian/Paleocene shallow subtidal sandstone in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey

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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