Pycnodus bicresta Kumar and Loyal 1987 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae

Full reference: K. Kumar and R. S. Loyal. 1987. Eocene ichthyofauna from the Subathu Formation, Northwestern Himalaya, India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 32:60-84

Belongs to Pycnodus according to K. Kumar and R. S. Loyal 1987

Sister taxa: Pycnodus apodus, Pycnodus bowerbanki, Pycnodus carolinensis, Pycnodus comminuens, Pycnodus flabellatus, Pycnodus gigas, Pycnodus granulatus, Pycnodus jugleri, Pycnodus lametae, Pycnodus minutus, Pycnodus orbicularis, Pycnodus parallelus, Pycnodus planidens, Pycnodus platessus, Pycnodus preufsii, Pycnodus priscus, Pycnodus robustus, Pycnodus rotundatus, Pycnodus toliapicus, Pycnodus variabilis

Type specimen: VPL/K 593, a tooth. Its type locality is East Babbian Gala Locality, which is in a Lutetian channel lag shale in the Subathu Formation of India.

Ecology: nektonic durophage-carnivore


• Eocene of India (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of India (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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