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Pyknotylacanthus Mutter and Rieber 2005 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Ctenacanthiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 149838

Full reference: R. J. Mutter and H. Rieber. 2005. Pyknotylacanthus spathianus gen et sp nov, a new ctenacathoid from the Early Triassic of Bear Lake (Idaho, USA). Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia 8(2):139-148

Parent taxon: Ctenacanthoidea according to R. J. Mutter and H. Rieber 2005

Sister taxa: Anaclitacanthus, Asteroptychius, Bandringidae, Carinacanthus, Rhombacanthus, Tamiobatidae, Wodnika

Subtaxa: Pyknotylacanthus humboldtensis, Pyknotylacanthus spathianus

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Type: Pyknotylacanthus spathianus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore