Cretalamna catoxodon

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Taxonavigation: Lamniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Selachimorpha
Superordo: Galeomorphii
Ordo: Lamniformes

Familia: †Otodontidae
Genus: †Cretalamna


Cretalamna catoxodon Siversson et al., 2015

  • Holotype: WAM 09.6.2; first upper right anterior tooth, “Main Site” .

Type locality: “Main Site”, CY Creek, Giralia Anticline, Western Australia.

Type horizon: Surface collected from the uppermost 2–3 m of the Gearle Siltstone (middle Cenomanian).

Etymology: From Greek catoxys, very sharp, and odus, tooth. The name refers to the unusually sharp cutting edges on the cusp in the first and second lower anterior teeth.