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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.
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.