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Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis

Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae

Taxonomy
Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis was named by Romer (1942). Its type specimen is MCZ 7197, a tooth, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Godwin Creek, Archer County, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian marine horizon in Texas.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1942Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis Romer
1987Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis Cappetta p. 172
1988Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis Case and Schwimmer p. 295

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
RankNameAuthor
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Batoidea
orderMyliobatiformesCompagno 1973
suborderMyliobatoideiCompagno 1973
familyMyliobatidaeBonaparte 1838
genusBrachyrhizodus
specieswichitaensis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektobenthico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-21 07:05:51
Modified: 2009-07-21 09:05:51
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2020, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Judithian to the top of the Early/Lower Maastrichtian or 83.50000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections (13 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Delaware) Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis (126600 126810)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Georgia) Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis (35289 70720)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0USA (Texas) Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis (type locality: 132656)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (North Carolina) Protamia sp. (57918)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (New Jersey) Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis (14455)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Delaware) Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis (27570)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (New Jersey) Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis (32181)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (South Carolina) Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis (79363)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (New Jersey) Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis (57916)
Early/Lower Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (New Jersey) Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis (14504 46617)