Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Paraorthacodus kruckowi Thies 1983 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Synechodontiformes - Paleospinacidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 342997

Alternative combination: Palaeospinax kruckowi

Full reference: D. Thies. 1983. Jurazeitliche Neoselachier aus Deutschland und S-England (Jurassic neoselachians from German and S-England). Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 58:1-116

Belongs to Paraorthacodus according to C. J. Duffin and D. J. Ward 1993

Sister taxa: Paraorthacodus arduennae, Paraorthacodus conicus, Paraorthacodus eocaenus, Paraorthacodus hesbayensis, Paraorthacodus recurvus

Type specimen: SMF 7096, a set of teeth. Its type locality is Moorberg, near Hannover, which is in an Aalenian marine horizon in Germany.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore