Vectiselachos ornatus

(Woodward, 1889)

Classification: Elasmobranchii Hybodontiformes Lonchidiidae

Reference of the original description
Woodward, A.S. (1889)
Catalogue of the fossil fishes in the British Museum. Part. I. British Museum (Natural History): 474 p., fig., 17 pl.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Acrodus ornatus, Hylaeobatis ornata, Hylaeobatis ornatus, Lissodus ornatus

Vectiselachos ornatus

Acrodus ornatus
Holotype: NHMUK: PV P 5275; Paratype: NHMUK: PV P 5275 a;

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Acrodus ornatus sp. nov.; tooth, coronal aspect, three times nat. size, Wealden ; Brixton, I. of Wight, [P. 5275]

Original description of Woodward, 1889 [2593]
Type. Detached tooth; British Museum. An imperfectly known species, founded upon the small tooth, shown, of thrice the natural size, in PI. XIII. fig. 10. The dental coronal contour is low and gently rounded, marked by a longitudinal median wrinkle; the laterally directed wrinkles are short, stout, and marginal, but few extending to the middle line.
Form. & Loc. Wealden; Isle of Wight.
P. 5275, P. 5275 a. Type specimen and a more elongated abraded tooth; Brixton

shark-references Species-ID=7496;

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Woodward, A.S. (1889)
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