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Studies on the Paleozoic selachian genus Ctenacanthus Agassiz. No. 2, Bythiacanthus St. John and Worthen, Amelacanthus, new genus, Eunemacanthus St. John and Worthen, Sphenacanthus Agassiz, and Wodnika Münster. American Museum novitates ; no. 2722

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dc.contributor.author Maisey, John G. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T17:05:42Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T17:05:42Z
dc.date.issued 1982 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3536
dc.description 24 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-24). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Some of the finspines originally referred to Ctenacanthus are reassigned to other taxa. Several characteristically tuberculate lower Carboniferous finspines are referred to Bythiacanthus St. John and Worthen, including one of Agassiz's original species, Ctenacanthus brevis. Finspines referable to Bythiacanthus are known from western Europe, the U.S.S.R., and North America. Amelacanthus, new genus, is described on the basis of finspines from the United Kingdom. Four species are recognized, two of which were originally assigned to Onchus by Agassiz, and all four of which were referred to Ctenacanthus by Davis. Eunemacanthus St. John and Worthen is revised to include some European and North American species. Sphenacanthus Agassiz is shown to be a distinct taxon from Ctenacanthus Agassiz, on the basis of finspine morphology, and its widespread occurrence in the Carboniferous of North America is demonstrated. Similarities are noted between the finspines of Sphenacanthus and Wodnika, and both taxa are placed provisionally in the family Sphenacanthidae. A new species of Wodnika, W. borealis, is recognized on the basis of a finspine from the Permian of Alaska"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2722 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2722, 1982 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ctenacanthus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chondrichthyes, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Paleozoic. en_US
dc.title Studies on the Paleozoic selachian genus Ctenacanthus Agassiz. No. 2, Bythiacanthus St. John and Worthen, Amelacanthus, new genus, Eunemacanthus St. John and Worthen, Sphenacanthus Agassiz, and Wodnika Münster. American Museum novitates ; no. 2722 en_US
dc.title.alternative Bythiacanthus St. John and Worthen, Amelacanthus, new genus, Eunemacanthus St. John and Worthen, Sphenacanthus Agassiz, and Wodnika Münster en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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