Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum

Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum Vol. 50, No. 3 Research reports of the “Paleoparadoxiid Mizunami-Kamado specimen”

Elasmobranch fossils accompanied with the “Paleoparadoxiid Mizunami-Kamado specimen” from Mizunami City, central Japan

Yuji Takakuwa

Published: 2024/3/29   Page: 75–80

Total 124 elasmobranch teeth were co-occurred with “Paleoparadoxiid Mizunami-Kamado speci-men”. Ninety-seven specimens were identified with Galeocerdo aduncus, and other teeth were also identified with genera Carcharhinus and Squatina, except for one batoid tooth. Many bite marks were recognized on the left femur, middle phalanx of left hindlimb and left 14th to 15th ribs. The present paleoparadoxiid seemed to be preyed upon those sharks.