A revision of the chimaeroid fishes (Holocephali, Chimaeroidei) from the British Cretaceous

Evgenii V. Popov

Abstract


The preliminary results of a revision of the British Cretaceous chimaeroid fishes (Holocephali, Chimaeroidei) based on a study of museum collections are presented. The taxonomic composition (2 families, 9 genera, 20 species) and stratigraphic distribution of Cretaceous chimaeroid fishes are summarized. Some taxa, including Callorhinchus, Elasmodus, and Lebediodon are recorded from British Cretaceous for the first time.


Keywords


Holocephali, Chimaeroidei, Cretaceous, British collections, Revision

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