Dalpiazia

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Dalpiazia
Temporal range: Maastrichtian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Superorder: Batoidea
Order: Pristiformes
Genus: Dalpiazia
Species: Dalpiazia stromeri
Binomial name
Dalpiazia stromeri

Dalpiazia is a prehistoric genus of saw fish whose fossils are found in rocks dating from the Maastrichtian stage in Morocco. It was named in honor of Ernst Stromer.

The validity of Dalpiazia has been questioned on the basis of its similarities to Ischyrhiza, a subgenus of Onchosaurus.[1]

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  1. ^ C. Arambourg. 1940. Le groupe des Ganopristinés [The group of the ganopristines]. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, série 5 10:127-147