Diplomystus Cope 1877 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Ellimmichthyiformes - Ellimmichthyidae

Synonym: Copeichthys Dollo 1904 [objective synonym]

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1877. A contribution to the knowledge of the ichthyological fauna of the Green River shales. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey 3(4):807-819

Parent taxon: Ellimmichthyidae according to L. Grande 1982

See also Casier 1965, Chapman 1918, Cope 1877, Hay 1902 and Woodward 1901

Sister taxon: Ellimmichthys

Subtaxa: Diplomystus altisomus Diplomystus altus Diplomystus birdi Diplomystus coverhamensis Diplomystus dartevellei Diplomystus dentatus Diplomystus dubertreti Diplomystus kokuraensis Diplomystus primotinus Diplomystus vectensis

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Type: Diplomystus dentatus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (6: Wyoming collections)

• Cretaceous of Equatorial Guinea (1), Italy (2), Japan (3), Morocco (1), New Zealand (1)

Total: 14 collections including 17 occurrences

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