Pseudocorax kindlimanni

Jambura, Stumpf & Kriwet, 2021


Classification: Elasmobranchii Lamniformes Pseudocoracidae

Reference of the original description
Jambura, P.L. & Stumpf, S. & Kriwet, J. (2021)
Skeletal remains of the oldest known pseudocoracid shark Pseudocorax kindlimanni sp. nov. (Chondrichthyes, Lamniformes) from the Late Cretaceous of Lebanon. Cretaceous Research, 125, Article 104842

Types
Pseudocorax kindlimanni
Holotype: PIMUZ: A/I 5037;

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Pseudocorax kindlimanni Jambura, Stumpf & Kriwet, 2021; Holotype of Pseudocorax kindlimanni sp. nov. (PIMUZ A/I 5037) from the Cenomanian of Haqel, Lebanon (A) under normal light, (B) interpretative drawing, and (C) under ultraviolet light; Close-up images of (D) teeth situated in the center of the slab, (E) teeth situated outside the center, (F) placoid scales, and (G) calcified cartilage composed of tesserae. Abbreviations: cc, calcified cartilage; dc, Decapoda indet.; ps, placoid scales; to, tooth; vc, vertebral centra. Scale bars = 50 mm (A-C), 5 mm (D-E), 0.2 mm (F), 1 mm (G) © Jambura, Stumpf & Kriwet, 2021

Distribution Geographic
Haqel, 45 km N of Beirut, Lebanon

Distribution Strategraphy
Sannine Limestone Formation, Late Cretaceous, Cenomanian

Material
only holotype

Description
Original diagnose Jambura et. al.2021 [29598]: The new species of Pseudocorax is characterized by the combination of the following dental characters: well-developed heterodonty with distinct anterior, two types of lateral, and discrete posterior teeth; crown with smooth cutting edge; main cusp flanked by two well detached lateral heels; mesial heel well developed and rounded; crown overhanging root with narrow, labio-basal bulge; broad lingual neck separating crown and root present; pulp cavity absent; root bulky and holaulacorhize with lingual protuberance bearing a well-marked nutrient groove; well-developed and symmetrical root lobes on anterior teeth, shorter and laterally expanded root lobes on lateral teeth; root lobes basally flattened.

Remarks
valid after Jambura et. al. (2021) [29598];


References
Jambura, P.L. & Stumpf, S. & Kriwet, J. (2021)
Skeletal remains of the oldest known pseudocoracid shark Pseudocorax kindlimanni sp. nov. (Chondrichthyes, Lamniformes) from the Late Cretaceous of Lebanon. Cretaceous Research, 125, Article 104842
DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2021.104842