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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Pristiophoriformes
Family: Pristiophoridae
Genus: Ikamauius
Keyes, 1979[2]
I. ensifer
Binomial name
Ikamauius ensifer
(Davis, 1888)[1]

Ikamauius is an extinct genus of sawshark from the Cenozoic of New Zealand. It contains a single species, I. ensifer. It is most closely related to the extant Pliotrema, but is distinguished by the presence of barbs on both sides of its rostral denticles.[2]

  1. ^ Davis, J.W. (1888). "On fossil-fish remains from the Tertiary and Cretaceo-Tertiary formations of New Zealand". Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society. Series 2. 4 (1): 1–48.
  2. ^ a b Keyes, I.W. (1979). "Ikamauius, a new genus of fossil sawshark (Order Selachii: Family Pristiophoridae) from the Cenozoic of New Zealand". New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. 22 (1): 125–129. doi:10.1080/00288306.1979.10422558.
  3. ^ Chapman, F. (1918). "Descriptions and revisions of the Cretaceous and Tertiary fish-remains of New Zealand". Palaeontological Bulletin, New Zealand Geological Survey. 7: 1–45.

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