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Heptranchias howelli Reed 1946 (sevengill shark)

Chondrichthyes - Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 285228

Alternative combinations: Heptranchias howellii, Notidanion howellii

Full reference: M. D. Reed. 1946. New species of fossil shark from New Jersey. Notulae Naturae 172:1-4

Belongs to Heptranchias according to D. J. Long 1992

Sister taxa: Heptranchias andersoni, Heptranchias cinereus, Heptranchias perlo

Type specimen: ANSP 15078, a tooth. Its type locality is Belmar, which is in a Bartonian marine horizon in the Shark River Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore