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Orodus is an extinct genus of cartilaginous fish that lived from the late Pennsylvanian to the early Permian in what is now North America. Growing up to 2 m (7 ft) in length, it was quite large for sharks of its time.

Orodus
Temporal range: late Carboniferous (late Pennsylvanian) - Early Permian
Orodus sp1DB.jpg
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Orodus
Species

O. ipeunaensis

Synonyms
  • Oreodon

SourcesEdit

 
Orodus greggi fossil in the Field Museum, Chicago.
  • Wildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the Ancient Supercontinent (Life of the Past) by Pat Vickers Rich, Thomas Hewitt Rich, Francesco Coffa, and Steven Morton
  • Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives (Marine Biology) by Jeffrey C. Carrier, John A. Musick, and Michael R. Heithaus
  • Kansas Geology: An Introduction to Landscapes, Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils by Rex Buchanan
  • Major Events in Early Vertebrate Evolution (Systematics Association Special Volume) by Per Erik Ahlberg

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