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Pristis megalodon


Pristis megalodon was originally described as Pristis megalodon by Duméril in 1865. It belongs to the family Pristidae. It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water.
Species   megalodon
AuthorWI   Duméril [A. H. A.]
AuthorNI   Duméril
Qualification   ---
Year   1865
Status   Synonym
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Pristiformes Pristiformes
Family   Pristidae
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Genus   Pristis
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Pristiformes
Family   Pristidae
Genus   Pristis
Original Name   Pristis        
Taxon Name   megalodon
Original Combination   Pristis megalodon
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Pristis megalodon
OriginalSubGenus   Pristis
Original Author   Duméril
Original AuthorWI   Duméril [A. H. A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1865
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   No locality stated (is Cayenne, French Guiana).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bertin 1939:78 [ref. 20739] as MNHN 3484, Séret & McEachran 1986:9 [ref. 9312].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   MNHN 0000-3483 (rostrum)
Journal   Hist. Nat. Poiss. Ichth. Gen.
Citation   v. 1
Page   476
Illustrations   Pl. 9 (fig. 4)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Pristis pectinata
Current Species   pectinata
Current Genus Pristis
Current AuthorWI Latham [J. F.]
Current AuthorNI   Latham
Current Year   1794
Current Family Pristidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater, brackish, marine.        
Water Fresh, Brackish and Salt water

Current Summary   Synonym of Pristis pectinata  Latham 1794. Pristidae.
Name History   •Synonym of Pristis pectinata Latham 1794 -- (Carvalho & McEachran in Reis et al. 2003:18 [ref. 27061], Kottelat 2013:24 [ref. 32989]).

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acutirostris Pristis acutirostris Duméril [A. H. A.] 1865Synonym
anandalei Pristis anandalei Chaudhuri [B. L.] 1908Synonym
annandalei Pristis annandalei Chaudhuri [B. L.] 1908Synonym
antiquorum Pristis antiquorum Latham [J. F.] 1794Synonym
canaliculata Pristis canaliculata Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Synonym
caniculata Pristis caniculata Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Synonym
cirratus Pristis cirratus Latham [J. F.] 1794Synonym
clavata Pristis clavata Garman [S.] 1906Valid
cuspidata Pristis cuspidata Latham [J. F.] 1794Synonym
cuspidatus Pristis cuspidatus Latham [J. F.] 1794Synonym
dubius Pristis dubius Bleeker [P.] 1852Synonym
granulosa Pristis granulosa Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] (ex Parra) 1801Synonym
higginsii Pristis higginsii (Gray [J. E.] 1864)In family
leichhardti Pristis leichhardti (Whitley [G. P.] 1945)Synonym
leptodon Pristis leptodon Duméril [A. H. A.] 1865Synonym
microdon Pristis microdon Latham [J. F.] 1794Synonym
mississippiensis Pristis mississippiensis Rafinesque [C. S.] 1820Synonym
myrnae Pristis myrnae (Bussing [W. A.] 1974)Synonym
occa Pristis occa (Duméril [A. H. A.] 1865)Synonym
pectinata Pristis pectinata Latham [J. F.] 1794Valid
pectinatus Pristis pectinatus Latham [J. F.] 1794Synonym
peroteti Pristis peroteti Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841Synonym
perotteti Pristis perotteti Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] (ex Valenciennes) 1841Synonym
perrotteti Pristis perrotteti Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841Synonym
pristis Pristis pristis (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
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