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Named By: Ernst Stromer von Reichenbach in 1917
Time Period: Albian-Maastrichtian
Location: Mostly North Africa, but evidence suggests a cosmopolitan distribution
Size: 8 meters long
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Usually just the barbs and parts of the rostrum
Classification: | Chordata | Chondrichthyes | Elasmobranchii | Batoidea | Rajiformes | Pristiformes | Pristidae |
Also known as: | Platyspondylus |

Onchopristis is a genus of extinct giant sawfish that lived in the Lower Cretaceous to Upper Cretaceous in North Africa and New Zealand. It had an elongated snout lined laterally with barbed teeth.

Read more about Onchopristis at Wikipedia
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