Viperecucullus kuehnei

CASE, 1996


Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
CASE, G.R. (1996)
A new selachian fauna from the Lower Hornestown Formation (Early Paleocene/Montian) of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Palaeontographica, Abt. A, 242 (1–3): 1–14, 3 fig., 6 pl.

Types
Viperecucullus kuehnei
Holotype: AMNH: 14593; AMNH-: 14593; Paratype: AMNH: 14588; AMNH: 14589; AMNH: 14590; AMNH: 14591; AMNH-: 14588; AMNH-: 14589; AMNH-: 14590; AMNH-: 14591; AMNH-: 14592;


Description:


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Viperecucullus kuehnei CASE, 1996 Holotype, AMNH 12188 © G. Case

Distribution Geographic
"Deep Run" or Hackamee Creek, Cream Ridge, Monmouth County, New Jersey [397]

Distribution Strategraphy
Early Paleocene (Danian), Lower Hornerstown Formation [397]

Description
Diagnosis after CASE, 1996 [397]: Small dasyatid teeth averaging 2 to 4 mm in height, having a most distinctive crown design, hood-like in appearance, similar to the crowns of Manta melanyae CASE (CASE, 1980), a mobulid ray. The crown is made up of a series of folds, depressions, and coarse indentations; the bi-lobed root design (holaulacorhize) is typically batoid, and this new genus does not belong to the Mobuiidae.

Remarks
type species of Viperecucullus Case, 1996 p. 9 [397] by original designation (Art. 68.2 ICZN);

valid after Case (1996) p. 9 [397];


References
CASE, G.R. (1996)
A new selachian fauna from the Lower Hornestown Formation (Early Paleocene/Montian) of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Palaeontographica, Abt. A, 242 (1–3): 1–14, 3 fig., 6 pl.