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meaning: "Bird saw"
Named By: Zangerl & Rainer in 1966
Time Period: Carboniferous
Location: USA, Indiana
Size: Uncertain
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Teeth, skull
Classification: | Chordata | Chondrichthyes | Elasmobranchii | Selachimorpha | Eugeneodontida | Agassizodontidae |

Ornithoprion is an extinct genus of eugeneodontid holocephalid closely related to Caseodus. Various species had an elongated lower jaw. The discovery of Ornithoprion helped establish the fact that Helicoprion had its tooth whorl on the lower jaw.

Read more about Ornithoprion at Wikipedia
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