Cretalamna hattini

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Taxonavigation: Lamniformes 

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: †Otodontidae
Genus: †Cretalamna

Name[edit]

Cretalamna hattini Siversson et al., 2015

  • Holotype: LACM 128126; partial skeleton comprising the palatoquadrates, Meckel’s cartilages, 35 vertebrae and about 120, mostly disarticulated, teeth.

Type locality: Logan County, Kansas.

Type horizon: Close to Hattin’s (1982) Marker Unit 16, latest Santonian or earliest Campanian, Late Cretaceous.

Etymology: Named in honour of Donald E. Hattin, for his work on the stratigraphy of the Niobrara Formation, western Kansas.

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