Clupea catopygoptera Woodward 1901 (hering)

Actinopteri - Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei

Alternative combination: Bolcaichthys catopygoptera

Full reference: A. S. Woodward. 1901. Catalogue of Fossil Fishes in the British Museum (Natural History), Part IV 1-636

Belongs to Clupea according to A. S. Woodward 1901

See also Bannikov 2014 and Marramá and Carnevale 2015

Sister taxa: Clupea arezedi, Clupea caudata, Clupea cephalus, Clupea chrysosoma, Clupea crenata, Clupea denticiformis, Clupea engrauliformis, Clupea hadleyi, Clupea longimana, Clupea megapteryx, Clupea microcephala, Clupea minutissima, Clupea ophthalmica, Clupea opisthopteryx, Clupea pallasii, Clupea polyachanthina, Clupea sardinites, Clupea saulos, Clupea scheuchseri, Clupea sprattus, Clupea tiejei, Clupea trinacridis, Clupea ventricosa, Clupea voinovi, Clupea xenophanis, Clupea zanclea

Type specimen: BMNH P3829a, a skeleton

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Pesciara (Alveolina dainelli Zone) (Eocene of Italy)

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