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Edaphodon mirificus

Chondrichthyes - Chimaeriformes - Callorhinchidae

Taxonomy
Edaphodon mirificus was named by Leidy (1856). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Inversand Company marl pit, Sewell (MFL), which is in a Maastrichtian/Paleocene shallow subtidal sandstone in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Edaphodon mirificus Leidy p. 221
1873Edaphodon mirificus Leidy p. 306
1902Edaphodon mirificus Hay p. 324
1970Edaphodon mirificus Applegate p. 392
1981Edaphodon mirificus Thurmond and Jones p. 77

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
subclassHolocephali(Bonaparte 1832)
RankNameAuthor
superorderHolocephalomorphaLund 1986
orderChimaeriformesObruchev 1953
suborderChimaeroidei
superfamilyCallorhinchoidea
familyCallorhinchidaeGarman 1901
subfamilyEdaphodontinaeStahl 1999
genusEdaphodonBuckland 1838
speciesmirificus

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 06:54:26
Modified: 2009-07-21 08:54:26
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2017, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Santonian to the top of the Early/Lower Paleocene or 85.80000 to 61.70000 Ma

Collections (6 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0USA (New Jersey) Edaphodon mirificus (126156)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (Alabama) Edaphodon mirificus (81928)
Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian85.8 - 70.6USA (Alabama) Edaphodon mirificus (81931)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian - Early/Lower Paleocene70.6 - 61.7USA (New Jersey) Edaphodon mirificus (type locality: 26819)
Danian66.0 - 61.6USA (Mississippi) Edaphodon mirificus (198623)
Danian66.0 - 61.6USA (New Jersey) Edaphodon mirificus (198624)