Xiphactinus vetus Leidy 1856 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae

Alternative combination: Polygonodon vetus

Synonyms: Erisichthe angulatus Cope 1872, Polygonodon rectus Leidy 1858, Portheus angulatus Cope 1872, Protosphyraena angulata Cope 1872

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of remains of extinct vertebrated animals of New Jersey, collected by Prof. Cook of the State Geological Survey under the direction of Dr. W. Kitchell. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:220-221

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

See also Cope 1873, Hay 1902, Leidy 1856, Miller 1967 and Schwimmer et al. 1997

Sister taxon: Xiphactinus audax

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Cretaceous of United States (4: New Jersey, Wyoming collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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