Phacodus Dixon 1850 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Pycnodontiformes

Full reference: F. Dixon. 1850. The Geology and Fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous Formations of Sussex xvi-422

Parent taxon: Pycnodontiformes according to G. E. Hooks et al. 1999

See also Dixon 1850

Sister taxa: Akromystax, Arcodonichthys, Grimmenodon, Gyrodontoidei, Gyronchus, Ichthyoceras, Nursallidae, Polygyrodus, Pycnodontoidei, Tibetodus, Trewavasia

Subtaxa: Phacodus irregularis Phacodus punctatus

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Type: Phacodus punctatus

Ecology: nektonic durophage-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Alabama)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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