Rhinobatos incertus

Cappetta, 1973

Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae

Reference of the original description
Cappetta, H. (1973)
Selachians from the Carlile Shale (Turonian) of South Dakota. Journal of Paleontology, 47(3), 504–514

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhinobatos cf. incertus

Rhinobatos incertus
Holotype: USTL: SDK-59;


Citation: Rhinobatos incertus Cappetta, 1973: In: Database of fossil elasmobranch teeth www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2021

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Diagnosis after Cappetta, 1973 [316]: Teeth of very small size (less than 1.5 mm in both width and height). Smooth cusped crown with regularly convex anterior outline; posterior outline interrupted by three uvulae; pointed conical cusp, devoid of cutting edges, inclining towards the rear; fairly high root with well developed lobes and large deep groove.

valid after Cappetta (1973) p. 508 [316]

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