A PARTIAL ROSTRUM OF THE SAWFISH PRISTIS LATHAMI GALEOTTI, 1837, FROM THE EOCENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

@inproceedings{Cicimurri2007APR,
  title={A PARTIAL ROSTRUM OF THE SAWFISH PRISTIS LATHAMI GALEOTTI, 1837, FROM THE EOCENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA},
  author={David J. Cicimurri},
  booktitle={Journal of Paleontology},
  year={2007}
}
  • D. Cicimurri
  • Published in Journal of Paleontology 1 May 2007
  • Biology
Sawfishes of the family Pristidae comprise a group of rays having dorsoventrally flattened, sharklike bodies and elongated rostra bearing a row of teeth on each side. Some species may attain total body lengths (TL) of 7 m or more (Compagno and Last, 1999). Unlike the similarly-shaped sawsharks of the family Pristiophoridae, the number of rostral teeth and their proportions are established in utero and maintained into adulthood (Slaughter and Springer, 1968; Miller, 1974), and if a tooth is lost… 
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