Squatina occidentalis Eastman 1904 (angel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Squatiniformes - Squatinidae

Full reference: C. R. Eastman. 1904. Systematic Paleontology: Pisces. Maryland Geological Survey Miocene, Text 71-93

Belongs to Squatina according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Case 1904 and Eastman 1904

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Plum Point, south, Zone 10, which is in a Burdigalian estuary/bay sandstone in the Calvert Formation of Maryland

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Miocene of United States (2: Maryland collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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