Protosphyraena nitida Cope 1873 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Pachycormiformes - Pachycormidae

Alternative combination: Erisichthe nitida

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1873. [Remarks on the geology of Wyoming]. American Journal of Science, series 3 (separate) 1-2

Belongs to Protosphyraena according to K. Shimada et al. 2006

See also Applegate 1970, Cope 1873, Cope 1877, Hay 1902 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Protosphyraena bentoniana, Protosphyraena chirurgus, Protosphyraena dimidiata, Protosphyraena gigas, Protosphyraena gladius, Protosphyraena obliquidens, Protosphyraena occidentalis, Protosphyraena recurvirostris, Protosphyraena tenuis

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at G. S. Moore Farm (Cretaceous of Alabama)

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