elasmobranch

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elasmobranch

any cartilaginous fish of the subclass Elasmobranchii (class CHONDRICHTHYES) including fish such as sharks, dogfish, skate and rays - all the class except the chimaeras. In some classifications the term is synonymous with Chondrichthyes.

elasmobranch

members of the class Elasmobranchii; includes sharks and rays.
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The assemblage contains 373 elasmobranchii specimens in the Holocene layers and 10 (vertebrae) in the Pleistocene.
The Chondrichthyes are represented by two subclasses: Holocephali and Elasmobranchii.
The largest members of the shark subclasses Selachii and Elasmobranchii have the biggest teeth - they can be over a foot long.