Hybodont


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Hyb´o`dont


a.1.(Paleon.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, an extinct genus of sharks (Hybodus), especially in the form of the teeth, which consist of a principal median cone with smaller lateral ones.
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Over most of its extent at Wasson Bluff, the Scots Bay member has a single bed of purple green and white limestone and calcareous sandy mudstone that contains disarticulated remains of the holostean fish Semionotus and unidentified palaeonisciforms, teeth of hybodont sharks, and coprolites.
1981): The Hybodont sharks from the Middle Triassic of Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland.
Finally, the multicuspidate teeth of hybodonts are considered to be adapted for a "grasping and swallowing" strategy (clutching- or tearing-type sensu Cappetta, 1987) that could include prey such us other small fishes, soft-bodied animals and arthropods.
A tooth accessioned in the collections of the Isle of Wight Museum of Geology (as it then was) in the 1920s and originally identified as a hybodont fin spine (MIWG 2756) has been re-examined by the first author and found to be a tooth of an ornithocheirid.
8), a substantially complete lower left or upper right tooth crown was collected from the Wessex Formation at Yaverland in the 1920s, when it was identified as a hybodont shark fin spine.