Fayolia

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Fayolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Xenacanthida
Family: Xenacanthidae
Genus: Fayolia
Renault & Zeiller, 1884

Fayolia is a prehistoric shark egg capsule morphotype of the family Xenacanthidae.[1] It is predominantly known from freshwater deposits with a stratigraphic range from the Late Devonian to the Triassic. A new species, Fayolia sharovi, was described in 2011 from lacustrine deposits of the Middle Triassic Madygen Formation in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jörg W. Schneider & Wolfgang Reichel (1989). "Chondrichthyer-Eikapseln aus dem Rotliegenden (Unterperm) Mitteleuropas — Schlußfolgerungen zur Paläobiologie paläozoischer Süsswasserhaie". Freiberger Forschungshefte. C 436: 58–69. 
  2. ^ Jan Fischer, Sebastian Voigt, Jörg W. Schneider, Michael Buchwitz & Silke Voigt (2011). "A selachian freshwater fauna from the Triassic of Kyrgyzstan and its implication for Mesozoic shark nurseries". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31 (5): 937–953. doi:10.1080/02724634.2011.601729.