Phyllodus Agassiz 1843 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

Parent taxon: Phyllodontidae according to R. E. Weems 1999

See also Bryant 1989, Casier 1966, Cope 1875, Estes and Hiatt 1978, Hay 1902, Leriche 1942, Sepkoski 2002 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Egertonia, Paralbulinae, Phyllodontinae

Subtaxa: Phyllodus curvidens Phyllodus elegans Phyllodus hipparionyx Phyllodus paulkatoi Phyllodus toliapicus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: New Jersey, Texas collections)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (2), United States (7: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, Virginia)

• Paleocene of United States (2: Montana, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of United States (3: Montana, North Carolina, Wyoming)

Total: 16 collections including 17 occurrences

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