Megalocoelacanthus dobiei Schwimmer et al. 1994 (coelacanth)

Coelacanthimorpha - Coelacanthiformes - Latimeriidae

Full reference: D. R. Schwimmer, J. D. Steward, and G. D. Williams. 1994. Giant fossil coelacanths of the Late Cretaceous in the eastern United States. Geology 22:503-506

Belongs to Megalocoelacanthus according to H. Dutel et al. 2012

See also Forey 1998, Schultze 2004 and Schwimmer et al. 1994

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CCK 88-2-1, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Cowikee Creek, North Fork, which is in a Campanian coastal horizon in the Blufftown Formation of Alabama.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (5: Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, New Jersey collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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