Leptocharias cretaceus infraphylum Gnathostomata Underwood & Ward, 2008

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  • Title: Leptocharias cretaceus infraphylum Gnathostomata Underwood & Ward, 2008
  • State province: England
  • Specific epithet: cretaceus
  • Scientific name authorship: Underwood & Ward, 2008
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Order: Carcharhiniformes
  • Lowest biostrati graphic zone: Offaster pilula Zone
  • Locality: A shallow pit in the middle of a field exposing up to 6m of upper Santonian and lower Campanian chal
  • Latest period or highest system: Cretaceous
  • Latest era or highest erathem: Mesozoic
  • Latest epoch or Highest series: Late Cretaceous
  • Latest eon or highest eonothem: Phanerozoic
  • Latest age or Highest age: Campanian
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Higher geography: Europe; United Kingdom; England; Berkshire; Newbury
  • Higher classification: Animalia; Chordata; Vertebrata; Chondrichthyes; Elasmobranchii; Carcharhiniformes; Leptochariidae
  • Group: Chalk Group
  • Genus: Leptocharias
  • Formation: Newhaven Chalk
  • Family: Leptochariidae
  • Earliest period or lowest system: Cretaceous
  • Earliest era or lowest erathem: Mesozoic
  • Earliest epoch or lowest series: Late Cretaceous
  • Earliest eon or Lowest eonothem: Phanerozoic
  • Earliest age or Lowestst age: Campanian
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Continent: Europe
  • Class: Chondrichthyes