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Temporal range: Lower Devonian
Chondrenchelys problematica.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Chondrenchelyiformes
Family: Chondrenchelyidae
Genus: Chondrenchelys
Traquair, 1888
Species: C. problematica
Binomial name
Chondrenchelys problematica
Traquair, 1888

Chondrenchelys is an extinct genus of cartilaginous fish.[1] Chondrenchelys would have been quite a relatively medium sized fish with an elongated body up to 1 m (3.3 ft) in length, it had a dorsal fin which was indeed long and a body which tapered to a point. Chondrenchelys had two large pairs of tooth plates in each jaw.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Richard Lund (1982). "Harpagofututor volsellorhinus new genus and species (Chondrichthyes, Chondrenchelyiformes) from the Namurian Bear Gulch Limestone, Chondrenchelys problematica Traquair (Visean), and their sexual dimorphism". Journal of Paleontology. 56 (4): 938–958. JSTOR 1304712. 
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