Callorhinchus phillipsi

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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 phillipsi

Name[edit]

Callorhinchus phillipsi Cicimurri & Ebersole, 2015

  • Holotype: MMNS 6210, right palatine.

Type locality: Locality MS.53.035, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. More precise locality information is on file at the MMNS.

Stratigraphic occurrence and age: lower Clayton Formation, approximately 4.5 m above the contact with the underlying Upper Cretaceous strata (2.5–3 m above the Pycnodonte pulaskensis beds), lower Paleocene (Danian Stage).

Etymology: named for George Phillips (MMNS), who discovered the specimen, in honor of his contributions to Mississippi paleontology.

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