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Another new Strophodus-related paper is out, if anyone's aware: Sharma, A., and Singh, S., 2021. A small assemblage of marine hybodont sharks from the Bathonian of the Jaisalmer Basin, India. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen 301 (3): 317–333. doi:10.1127/njgpa/2021/1014. This year's publication of a paper describing a new Asteracanthus specimen showed that the synonymy of Strophodus with Asteracanthus was incorrect and arbitrary, and it's a coincidence that Strophodus indicus is of the same age (Bathonian) as the Strophodus type species, S. i
fossilsonwheels posted a topic in Member CollectionsThe next shark on the list to start a thread for are the Bullhead Sharks. The order is represented by a lone extant genus, Heterodontus, and a few extinct genera. Heterodontus is a cute little shark. One of my personal favorites partially because they look like they should not be a rugged survivor but they really are. They have been around since the early Jurassic and basically have not had to change much to survive. They are not the torpedo shaped super shark for sure. They are small, sluggish bottom feeders but they are incredibly well adapted to their environment. They have very powerful ja