Synechodus nitidus


Classification: Elasmobranchii Synechodontiformes Palaeospinacidae

Reference of the original description
WOODWARD, A.S. (1911)
The Fossil Fishes of the English Chalk. Part VI. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society London, 64: 185–224, fig. 56–68, pl. 39–46.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Synechodus cf. nitidus

Synechodus nitidus
Holotype: NHMUK: PV P 1295;

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Citation: Synechodus nitidus WOODWARD, 1911: In: Database of fossil elasmobranch teeth, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2021

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Synechodus nitidussp. nov, teeth, three times nat. size, from different parts of jaw (3a-3c), with (3 d) shagreen enlarged eight times. The type specimen: Zone of Holaster subglobosus; Snodland, Kent. Egerton Collection (B. M. no. P. 1295); 4. Ditto; antero-lateral tooth, outer view, twice nat. size. Zone of Holaster subglobosus; Wouldham, Kent. G. E. Dibley Collection (B. M. no. P. 10228);

Original diagnose after Woodward (1911) p. 219 [2604]; Somewhat larger than the type species; the large anterior teeth completely smooth, with more slender lateral denticles; the principal antero-lateral teeth also remarkably smooth, only feebly marked with fine vertical wrinkles, not reticulations, at the base of the crown, which is always continnous; hindmost teeth with low but sharply pointed cusps, also marked with vertical wrinkles, not reticulations.

valid after Woodward (1911) p. 219 [2604]; Cappetta (1975) p. 117 [319]; Guinot et al. (2013) p. 594 [18162];

synonym of Synechodus dubrisiensis after Ward (2010) p. 282 [13942];

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WOODWARD, A.S. (1911)
The Fossil Fishes of the English Chalk. Part VI. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society London, 64: 185–224, fig. 56–68, pl. 39–46.