A NEOSELACHIAN SHARK FROM THE NON-MARINE WESSEX FORMATION (WEALDEN GROUP: EARLY CRETACEOUS, BARREMIAN) OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT, SOUTHERN ENGLAND

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Abstract:  Bulk screening of Early Cretaceous (Barremian) Wessex Formation strata exposed on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, southern England, has resulted in the recovery of neoselachian shark teeth referred to the scyliorhinid Palaeoscyllium. These are the first neoselachian remains from the British Wealden Group and represent the geologically oldest neoselachian yet recovered from a freshwater deposit. This is also the only known example of a non-marine occurrence of a member of the Scyliorhinidae.

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