Plicatoscyllium Case and Cappetta 1997 (nurse shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae

Full reference: G. R. Case and H. Cappetta. 1997. A new Selachian Fauna from the Late Maastrichtian of Texas (Upper Cretaceous/Navarroan; Kemp Formation). M√ľnchner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen (A)(34):131-189

Parent taxon: Ginglymostomatidae according to G. R. Case and H. Cappetta 1997

Sister taxa: Cantioscyllium, Ginglymostoma, Nebrius, Protoginglymostoma

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Paleocene to Eocene of Saudi Arabia (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of France (2), Jordan (4), the Netherlands (1), Syria (6), United States (2: Maryland, Texas)

Total: 16 collections including 18 occurrences

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