Onchopristis Stromer 1917 (sawfish)

Chondrichthyes - Pristiformes - Pristidae

Alternative spelling: Onychopristis

Parent taxon: Pristidae according to J. T. Thurmond 1971

See also Arambourg 1940, Cappetta 1987, Chiplonkar and Ghare 1977, Jordan 1963, Keyes 1977, Suarez and Cappetta 2004 and Tabaste 1963

Sister taxa: Aktaua, Anoxypristis, Dalpiazia, Ganopristinae, Oxypristis, Peyeria, Platyspondylus, Pristinae, Pristis, Propristis

Subtaxa: Onchopristis dunklei Onchopristis numidus Onchopristis pharao

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene to Eocene of Mali (1 collection)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Mali (1)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (4), Egypt (1), France (2), India (1), Libya (1), Morocco (7), New Zealand (2), Niger (1), Tunisia (1), United States (10: Minnesota, Texas)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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