|Named By:||John Strong Newberry in 1889|
|Time Period:||382.7-323.2 Ma Late Devonian to Early Carboniferous|
|Location:||China, Europe, North America and Russia|
|Size:||Approximately 70 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Many specimens making Stethacanthus one of the best represented of early shark|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Chondrichthyes | Elasmobranchii | Symmoriida | Stethacanthidae ||
Stethacanthus is an extinct genus of Shark-like Holocephalian which lived from the Late Devonian to Early Carboniferous epoch, dying out around 323.2 million years ago. Fossils have been found in Europe and North America.