Pseudocorax

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Pseudocorax
Pseudocorax affinis.jpg
Two teeth of P. affinis in the center and right of the image, compared to a tooth from Squalicorax pristodontus.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Anacoracidae
Genus: Pseudocorax
Case & Schwimmer, 1988
Species

Pseudocorax affinis
Pseudocorax laevis

Pseudocorax is an extinct genus of shark with two species. It is known from the Cretaceous of Egypt, parts of Eurasia, and the United States.[1] Its name stands for "false raven", due to the similarity of its teeth to those of Squalicorax ("raven shark"). While originally considered to (along with its relative Galeocorax) be a member of the family Anacoracidae (the family that Squalicorax belongs to), a study in 2012 moved it and Galeocorax into the new family Pseudocoracidae, making it only distantly related to Squalicorax.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fossilworks: Pseudocorax". fossilworks.org. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  2. ^ Cappetta, Henri (Dec 1, 2014). "New Squalicorax species (Neoselachii: Lamniformes) from the Lower. Maastrichtian of Ganntour phosphate deposit, Morocco". Palaeovertebrata.