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Cladodus knightianus

Chondrichthyes - Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae

Taxonomy
Styptobasis knightiana was named by Cope (1891). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Blue Springs section, bed 8, which is in an Artinskian carbonate limestone in the Barneston Formation of Nebraska. It is the type species of Styptobasis.

It was recombined as Cladodus knightianus by Eastman (1903).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1891Styptobasis knightiana Cope p. 447 figs. pl. xxviii, fig. 2
1902Styptobasis knightiana Hay p. 272
1903Cladodus knightianus Eastman p. 168 figs. pl. 2, fig. 4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
RankNameAuthor
classChondrichthyes
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
orderCtenacanthiformes(Cappetta 1988)
familyCtenacanthidaeDean 1909
genusCladodus
speciesknightianus()

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 06:57:49
Modified: 2009-07-21 08:57:49
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2017, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Artinskian or 290.10000 to 279.30000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3USA (Nebraska) Styptobasis knightiana (149351)