Cetorhinus piersoni

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Selachii
Superordo: Galeomorphii
Ordo: Lamniformes
Familia: Cetorhinidae
Genus: Cetorhinus

Name[edit]

Cetorhinus piersoni Welton, 2015

  • Holotype: LACM 155792, complete adult tooth.

Type locality: LACM locality 7886, in sea cliff exposures north of Yaquina Head, approximately 1000 m north of Coal Creek, Lincoln County, Oregon.

Etymology: in honor of Mr. Guy E. Pierson, who collected many of the Astoria Formation teeth of Cetorhinus piersoni between 1981 and 1986.

References[edit]

  • Bruce J. Welton, 2015: A New Species of Late Early Miocene Cetorhinus (Lamniformes: Cetorhinidae) from the Astoria Formation of Oregon, and Coeval Cetorhinus from Washington and California. Contributions in Science, 523: 67–89. PDF