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Elasmobranches nouveaux de la transition Paléocène-Eocène de Dormaal (Belgique)New elasmobranchs from the Palaeocene-Eocene transition at Dormaal (Belgium)
Smith, R. (1999). Elasmobranches nouveaux de la transition Paléocène-Eocène de Dormaal (Belgique) New elasmobranchs from the Palaeocene-Eocene transition at Dormaal (Belgium). Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 69: 173-185
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Aardwetenschappen = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0374-6291, more
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Keywords
    Cretaceous; Eocene; Paleocene; Paleogene; Thanetian; Ypresian; Chondrichthyes; Elasmobranchia; Elasmobranchii [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Elasmobranchs, Palaeocene-Eocene, Dormaal, Belgium, Elasmobranches, Paléocène-Eocène, Belgique

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  • Smith, R.

Abstract
    The Dormaal locality, famous for its mammal fauna, has also yielded elasmobranch teeth. Twenty-three elasmobranch taxa are found here for the first time. Cretaceous and thanetian elements, as well as some new small forms previously unknown before the Ypresian are located in the same assemblage. Among the nine forms considered here, seven are new; two are formally described and five are left with open nomenclature. Particularly interesting is Torpedo dormaalensis n. sp., representing the first pre-Miocene record for this genus, and Dasyatis thierryi n. sp. which is currently one of the smallest fossil species of the genus Dasyatis.

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