Echinorhinus lapaoi

Antunes & Cappetta, 2002

Classification: Elasmobranchii Echinorhiniformes Echinorhinidae

Reference of the original description
Antunes, M.T. & Cappetta, H. (2002)
Sélaciens du Crétacé (Albien-Maastrichtien) d'Angola. Palaeontographica, Abt. A, 264(5–6), 85–146

Echinorhinus lapaoi
Holotype: MUS: ANG 40;

Description by Pollerspoeck, Juergen:

Benediktinerring 34, D-94569 Stephansposching;
Citation: Echinorhinus lapaoi Antunes & Cappetta, 2002: In: Database of fossil elasmobranch teeth, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Echinorhinus aff. lapaoi Antunes & Cappetta, 2002, Late Cretaceous, Late Campanian, Northumberland Formation, Nanalmo Group, Collishaw Point, Hornby Island, Canada, collection and © Adam Anderson

Distribution Geographic
type locality: Locality 18, Quimbala beach Benguela Basin, Angola [72];
other localities:

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Distribution Strategraphy
Late Campanian, early Maastrichian [72];

several teeth (most fragments) [72];

Original diagnose after ANTUNES & CAPPETTA, 2002 [72]: Echinorhinus à dents de petite taille et de morphologie très simple, à tranchants dépourvus de dentelures ou de denticules mésiaux. Cuspide peu longue et peu effilée.

shark-references Species-ID=2067;
valid after Antunes & Cappetta (2002) p. 86 [72];

Acknowledgment: many thanks to Miguel Telles Antunes for the information about the collection where the holotype is housed (04/2013);

Guinot, G. & Condamine, F.L. (2023)
Global impact and selectivity of the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction among sharks, skates, and rays. Science, 379, 802–806
DOI: 10.1126/science.abn2080
Cappetta, H. & Morrison, K. & Adnet, S. (2021)
A shark fauna from the Campanian of Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada: an insight into the diversity of Cretaceous deep-water assemblages. Historical Biology, 33(8), 1121–1182
DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2019.1681421
Adnet, S. & Guinot, G. & Cappetta, H. & Welcomme, J.-L. (2012)
Oldest evidence of bramble sharks (Elasmobranchii, Echinorhinidae) in the Lower Cretaceous of southeast France and the evolutionary history of orbitostylic sharks. (plus Supplementary data). Cretaceous Research, 35, 81–87
DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2011.11.021
Antunes, M.T. & Cappetta, H. (2002)
Sélaciens du Crétacé (Albien-Maastrichtien) d'Angola. Palaeontographica, Abt. A, 264(5–6), 85–146