Vallisia coppi

Duffin, 1982

Classification: Elasmobranchii incert. sedis incert. fam.

Reference of the original description
Duffin, C.J. (1982)
Teeth of a new selachian from the Upper Triassic of England. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte, 1982(3), 156–166

Vallisia coppi
Holotype: BRSMG: Cc400;


Citation: Vallisia coppi Duffin, 1982: In: Database of fossil elasmobranch teeth, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Original diagnose after Duffin (1982) p. 159 [708]: A neoselachian shark known only from isolated teeth. The teeth measure up to 2.5 mm high and comprise a robust crown with a large central cusp flanked by up to two lateral cusplets on each side. The cusp and cusplets are upright to moderately lingually inclined. The crown lacks ornament. The basal flange is weak to moderate and overhangs the crown/root junction labially. A marked lip is present around the whole tooth at the top of the crown shoulder. The root is a third of the crown height and comprises a flat to convex basal face with one or occasionally two median canals crossing it labiolingually. The canals may be partially roofed or open basally. An apically-directed prominent vascular foramen occupies a variable position in the floor of the median canal. Numerous small vascular foramina are located on the labial, lingual and basal root faces. The root directly underlies the crown and is only mildly lingually offset.

shark-references Species-ID=9119;
type species of Vallisia Duffin, 1982 p. 159 [708] by original designation (Art. 68.2 ICZN);

valid after Duffin (1982) p. 159 [708]; Ronan et al. (2020) p. 585 [29079];

synonym of Vallisodus coppi after Duffin, 2021 p. 230 [30010];

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