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Re: CretAlamna vs. CretOlamna



Saint Abyssal <saint_abyssal@yahoo.com> wrote:

> As I understand it, Glickman
> described the Cretaceous shark CretAlamna in 1958, but since
> then nearly every scientist who discussed the genus referred
> to it as CretOlamna. Apparently the error is known, as
> Shimada mentioned it in a 2007 paper on the genus, yet the
> mispelling still seems predominate (the genus is listed as
> CretOlamna in the PBDB, and Google offers the mispelling as
> a search suggestion when you search for the genuine
> article).


_Cretalamna_ is apparently the valid name for this shark.

http://www.elasmo.com/frameMe.html?file=genera/cretaceous/cretalamna.html&menu=bin/menu_genera-alt.html



Cheers

Tim