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Edestus Leidy 1855 (chimaera)

Chondrichthyes - Eugeneodontiformes - Edestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 34453

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1855. Indications of five species, with two new genera, of extinct Fishes. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 7:414

Parent taxon: Edestidae according to W. M. Itano et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Euctenius, Helicampodus, Lestrodus, Oestophorus, Parahelicampodus, Prospiraxis, Protopirata, Spiraxis, Syntomodus

Subtaxa: Edestus crenulatus, Edestus heinrichi, Edestus karpinskii, Edestus minisculus, Edestus minor, Edestus minusculus, Edestus mirus, Edestus newtoni, Edestus serratus, Edestus triserratus, Edestus vorax

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Type: Edestus vorax

Ecology: nektonic carnivore