Cylindracanthus rectus Agassiz 1843 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae

Alternative combination: Coelorhynchus rectus

Synonyms: Coelorhynchus ornatus Leidy 1856, Cylindracanthus ornatus Leidy 1856

Belongs to Cylindracanthus according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Casier 1966, Hay 1902, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Weems 1999, White 1926 and Woodward 1891

Sister taxa: Cylindracanthus acus, Cylindracanthus bisulcatus, Cylindracanthus gigas, Cylindracanthus isnusris

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Italy (1 collection), Namibia (1), Nigeria (4), the United Kingdom (8), United States (13: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland , Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Tertiary of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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