A New Genus and Species of Extinct Ground Shark, †Diprosopovenator Hilperti, Gen. Et Sp. Nov. (Carcharhiniformes, †Pseudoscyliorhinidae, Fam. Nov.), from The Upper Cretaceous of Germany

  title={A New Genus and Species of Extinct Ground Shark, †Diprosopovenator Hilperti, Gen. Et Sp. Nov. (Carcharhiniformes, †Pseudoscyliorhinidae, Fam. Nov.), from The Upper Cretaceous of Germany},
  author={Sebastian Stumpf and Udo Scheer and J{\"u}rgen Kriwet},
  journal={Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology},
  pages={1 - 16}
ABSTRACT We describe a new genus and species of extinct ground shark, †Diprosopovenator hilperti, gen. et sp. nov. (Elasmobranchii, Carcharhiniformes), based on a single incomplete skeleton with dentition recovered from basinal marine late Cenomanian (Metoicoceras geslinianum ammonite zone) organic-rich deposits of northern Germany. The new carcharhiniform is characterized by a unique combination of dental morphologies, indicating close architectural resemblance to the family Scyliorhinidae… 
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