The extinct catshark Pachyscyllium distans (Probst, 1879) (Elasmobranchii: Carcharhiniformes) in the Pliocene of the Mediterranean Sea
作者: Alberto CollaretaMarco MerellaFrederik H. MollenSimone CasatiAndrea Di Cencio
刊名: Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 2020, Vol.295 (2), pp.129-139
来源数据库: Schweizerbart Journal
DOI: 10.1127/njgpa/2020/0877
关键词: ChondrichthyesScyliorhinidaePremontreinaeValdelsa BasinBlue claysTuscanyClimate changePalaeobiogeographyPalaeoichthyology
英文摘要: Sharks assigned to the carcharhiniform family Scyliorhinidae account for about 160 extant species placed in 18 genera. Most living scyliorhinids are small- to medium-sized ground sharks provided with cat-like eyes and nasal barbels similar to whiskers; hence their vernacular name, “catsharks”. Living catsharks mostly inhabit deep or rather deep waters of the warm and temperate seas worldwide, foraging on small fishes and inverterbates. In the present paper, we report on a lateral tooth of Scyliorhinidae collected from a clay pit at Certaldo (central Italy), where marine mudstones belonging to the famously fossiliferous Pliocene successions of Tuscany are exposed. This catshark specimen represents the second bona fide record of the extinct premontreine species Pachyscyllium distans in the...
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  • extinct 熄灭的
  • Pliocene 上新世
  • Mediterranean 被陆地包围的
  • change 变化
  • Basin 水池