Diversification of the Neoselachii (Chondrichthyes) during the Jurassic and Cretaceous

@inproceedings{Underwood2006DiversificationOT,
  title={Diversification of the Neoselachii (Chondrichthyes) during the Jurassic and Cretaceous},
  author={Charlie J. Underwood},
  booktitle={Paleobiology},
  year={2006}
}
  • C. Underwood
  • Published in Paleobiology 1 March 2006
  • Geography, Environmental Science
Abstract The Neoselachii are a monophyletic group including all of the extant sharks and rays. They underwent rapid diversification throughout the Jurassic and Cretaceous, going from low-diversity assemblages of members of extinct orders in the Late Triassic to diverse assemblages containing representatives of most extant clades by the end of the Cretaceous. The known fossil record of Mesozoic neoselachians is composed largely of isolated teeth, with articulated skeletal remains being known… 

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