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Article: A new Eocene shark from the London Clay of Essex

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 20
Part: 1
Publication Date: January 1977
Page(s): 195 202
Author(s): H. Cappetta and D. J. Ward
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CAPPETTA, H., WARD, D. J. 1977. A new Eocene shark from the London Clay of Essex. Palaeontology20, 1, 195–202.

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Teeth of a new scyliorhinid shark Megascyliorhinus cooperi gen. nov., sp. nov. from the London Clay are described and compared with M. miocaenicus (Antunes and Jonet) a Mio-Pliocene species from France, Portugal, and Tunisia, previously referred to Rhincodon. It is suggested that the genus Megascyliorhinus inhabited fairly deep water.
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