Saurocephalus Harlan 1824 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Ichthyodectiformes - Saurodontidae

Synonym: Daptinus Cope 1873

Parent taxon: Saurodontidae according to L. Cavin et al. 2013

See also Applegate 1970, Fitzinger 1826, Hay 1902, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Woodward 1901

Sister taxa: Asiamericana, Gillicus, Gwawinapterus, Gwawinapterus beardi, Prosaurodon, Saurodon, Verraesichthys

Subtaxa: Daptinus phlebotomus Saurocephalus arapahovius Saurocephalus broadheadi Saurocephalus dentatus Saurocephalus ferox Saurocephalus lanciformis Saurocephalus pamphagus Saurocephalus pygmaeus Saurocephalus woodwardi Saurocephalus xiphirostris

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Type: Saurocephalus lanciformis

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Egypt (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Jordan (1), Switzerland (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (4: Alabama, Wyoming)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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