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Abdounia mesetae

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Taxonomy
Abdounia mesetae was named by Engelbrecht et al. (2017). Its type specimen is NRM-PZ P15808, a tooth, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is IAA 1/90, which is in a Ypresian estuary/bay horizon in the La Meseta Formation of Antarctica.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2017Abdounia mesetae Engelbrecht et al. p. 18 figs. Fig. 14A–R

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
RankNameAuthor
infraclassEuselachii()
NeoselachiiCompagno 1977
Selachii
superorderGaleomorphi
orderCarchariniformes(Compagno 1973)
familyCarcharhinidaeJordan and Evermann 1896
genusAbdouniaCappetta 1980
speciesmesetae

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. Engelbrecht et al. 2017Species of Abdounia differing from all other spe- cies of this genus by the following combination of characters: principal cusp blade-shaped; labial and lingual crown faces smooth; one pair of low and broad lateral cusplets in anterior teeth; in upper anterior teeth, no lateral cusplets present; in upper lateral teeth, mesial cusplet very reduced; distal cusplet broad and rather low; mesial cusplet reduced in lower lateral teeth; one or two distal cusplets; lingual protuberance well developed in upper teeth and less developed in lower teeth; and low labial root face.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-21 06:53:24
Modified: 2009-07-21 08:53:24
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2017, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Ypresian or 56.00000 to 47.80000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Antarctica Abdounia mesetae (type locality: 100414)