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Odontaspis malletiana

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Taxonomy
Odontaspis malletiana was named by White (1956). Its type specimen is BMNH P. 30242, a tooth, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is The Rocks, which is in a Priabonian foreshore claystone in the Yazoo Formation of Alabama.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1956Odontaspis malletiana White pp. pp. 130-131 figs. Plate 11, Figs. 2-3
1981Odontaspis malletiana Thurmond and Jones p. 50

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
RankNameAuthor
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Selachii
superorderGaleomorphi
orderLamniformesBerg 1958
familyOdontaspididaeMüller and Henle 1839
genusOdontaspis
speciesmalletiana

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: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-21 07:05:21
Modified: 2009-07-21 09:05:21
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2017, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Priabonian or 38.00000 to 33.90000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Alabama) Odontaspis malletiana (type locality: 45637)