A description of a middle Campanian euselachian assemblage from the Bladen Formation of North Carolina, USA.

  • Gerald R Case
  • Todd D Cook Penn State Behrend
  • Taylor Kightlinger Penn State Behrend

Abstract

Herein, a rich selachian assemblage from the middle Campanian Bladen Formation located near Elizabethtown, Bladen County, North Carolina, USA is described. This assemblage consists of 19 species from 18 genera, at least 14 families, and seven orders and introduces the new species Cantioscyllium clementsi sp. nov. The recovered six lamniforms and Squatina, Plicatoscyllium, and Igdabatis spp. had large cosmopolitan distributions, whereas the new ginglymostomatid species and remaining 10 hybodontid and batoid taxa were likely endemic to the waters of North America.

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Case, G., Cook, T., & Kightlinger, T. (2019). A description of a middle Campanian euselachian assemblage from the Bladen Formation of North Carolina, USA. Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology, 7, 69-82. https://doi.org/10.18435/vamp29345
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