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Palaeozoic sharks

This research is mainly focused on the Xenacanthiformes, a successful group of elasmobranchs which can be found in marine and freshwater deposits of the Early Carboniferous to the Upper Triassic. Their dentition is the key aspect of scientific research; morphology, histology, systematics, and development are the main research questions.


Selected publications

  • Hampe, O. 2012. The Permian euselachian Wodnika. Addendum to Handbook of Paleoichthyology, vol. 3D, in: Cappetta, H. Chondrichthyes · Mesozoic and Cenozoic Elasmobranchii: Teeth, Schultze, H.-P. (ed.), Handbook of Paleoichthyology, Volume 3E, Pfeil, München.
  • Hampe, O., Hairapetian, V., Dorka, M., Witzmann, F., Akbari, A.M. & Korn, D. 2013. A first Late Permian fish fauna from Baghuk Mountain (Neo-Tethyan shelf, central Iran). Bulletin of Geosciences 88(1), 1-20.
  • Kriwet, J., Mewis, H. & Hampe, O. 2015. A partial skeleton of a new lamniform mackerel shark from the Miocene of Europe. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 60(4), 857-875.