Callorhinchus alfordi

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Taxonavigation: Chimaeroidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Holocephali
Ordo: Chimaeriformes
Subordo: Chimaeroidei

Familia: Callorhinchidae
Subfamilia: Callorhinchinae
Genus: Callorhinchus
Species: †Callorhinchus alfordi

Name[edit]

Callorhinchus alfordi Cicimurri & Ebersole, 2015

  • Holotype: CMM-V-5791, incomplete left mandibular.

Type locality: Charles County, Maryland and Prince Georges County, Virginia.

Stratigraphic occurrence and age: Piscataway Member, Aquia Formation, upper Paleocene, Thanetian Stage.

Etymology: named for Aaron Alford in recognition for his donation of a large proportion of the Aquia Formation Callorhinchus to the CMM.

References[edit]

  • Cicimurri, D. J. & Ebersole, J. A., 2015: Paleocene chimaeroid fishes (Chondrichthyes: Holocephali) from the eastern United States, including two new species of Callorhinchus. PaleoBios, 32 (1): 1–29. PDF