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Author(s): Szabó, M. & Kocsis, L.
Title: A preliminary report on the Early Oligocene (Rupelian, Kiscellian) selachians from the Kiscell Formation (Buda Mts, Hungary), with the re-discovery of Wilhelm Weiler’s shark teeth
Year: 2016
Volume: 33
Pages: 31-64.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17111/FragmPalHung.2016.33.31


Abstract: An Early Oligocene (Rupelian, Kiscellian), partially published shark tooth material, unearthed from the Kiscell Clay (Budapest, Hungary) is shortly reviewed here. A few shark taxa have been published by Wilhelm Weiler in 1933 and 1938, and some of this material was re-discovered in the Hungarian Natural History Museum. The here described shark taxa are Notorynchus primigenius, Hexanchus agassizi, Heptranchias howelli, Araloselachus cuspidatus, Carcharias spp., Carcharoides catticus, Isurolamna gracilis, Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens, Alopias cf. exigua, Carcharhinus sp., and Physogaleus latus. The results indicate a relatively diverse shark fauna with mixed ecological needs. The revised list of the local selachian taxa suggests that a detailed review of all Kiscell shark material (collected in the last century), placed both in public and private collections, is needed. With 73 fgures, 1 table and 1 appendix.
Keywords: Hungary, Oligocene, Heptranchias, Kiscell Clay, Rupelian, selachian, Weiler

Journal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.
ISSN: 1586-930X
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Dulai, A., Lőkös, L. & Fuisz, T. I.