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Protospinax Woodward 1919 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Euselachii - Protospinacidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 34568

Full reference: A. S. Woodward. 1919. On two new elasmobranch fishes (Crossorhinus jurassicus, sp. nov. and Protospinax annectans, gen. et sp. nov.) from the Upper Jurassic lithographic stone of Bavaria. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 13:231-235

Parent taxon: Protospinacidae according to D. Delsate and R. Felten 2015

Sister taxon: Breviacanthus

Subtaxa: Protospinax annectans, Protospinax bilobatus, Protospinax carvalhoi, Protospinax lochensteinensis, Protospinax magnus, Protospinax muftius, Protospinax planus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore