Xiphiorhynchus eocaenicus Woodward 1901 (sword fish)

Actinopteri - Istiophoriformes - Xiphiidae

Alternative combination: Histiophorus eocaenicus

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

Belongs to Xiphiorhynchus according to H. L. Fierstine 2006

See also Fierstine and Starnes 2005 and Monsch 2004

Sister taxa: Xiphiorhynchus aegypticus, Xiphiorhynchus elegans, Xiphiorhynchus homalorhamphus, Xiphiorhynchus hungaricus, Xiphiorhynchus kimblalocki, Xiphiorhynchus parvus, Xiphiorhynchus priscus, Xiphiorhynchus rotundus, Xiphiorhynchus rupeliensis

Type specimen: BMNH 25744, a skeleton

Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution: found only at Tesheva Creek (Eocene of Mississippi)

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