Xenacanthus Beyrich 1848 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Xenacanthiformes - Xenacanthidae

Parent taxon: Xenacanthidae according to M. Ginter et al. 2010

See also Daly 1973, Hay 1902, Heckert 2004, Irmis 2005, Jordan 1963, Murry 1989 and Zangerl 1981

Sister taxa: Acanthopleurus, Aganodus, Compsacanthus, Diacranodus, Fayolia, Lepacanthus, Lophacanthus, Mooreodontus, Ochlodus, Phricacanthus, Platyacanthus, Pleuracanthus, Plicatodus, Pternodus, Triodus, Wurdigneria

Subtaxa: Xenacanthus indicus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Triassic of India (1 collection), United States (2: New Mexico, Texas)

• Leonard of United States (6: Oklahoma, Texas)

• Wolfcamp of United States (6: New Mexico, Utah)

• Permian of the Czech Republic (1), United States (22: Oklahoma, Texas)

• Carboniferous to Permian of United States (1: New Mexico)

Total: 39 collections including 41 occurrences

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