Enchodus Agassiz 1843 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae

Alternative spelling: Cybium (Enchodus)

Synonym: Tetheodus Cope 1874

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

Parent taxon: Enchodontidae according to C. Fielitz and K. A. González-Rodríguez 2010

See also Applegate 1970, Arambourg and Joleaud 1943, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Ebersole et al. 2019, Forey et al. 2003, Hay 1902, Holloway et al. 2017, Leidy 1873, Sepkoski 2002, Shimada et al. 2006, Tabaste 1963, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Woodward 1901 and Woodward 1902

Sister taxa: Cimolichthys, Eurypholis, Halec, Leptecodon, Palaeolycus, Pantophilus, Parenchodus, Prionolepis

Subtaxa: Cybium (Enchodus) bleekeri Enchodus amicrodus Enchodus anceps Enchodus annectens Enchodus brevis Enchodus calliodon Enchodus dirus Enchodus dolichus Enchodus faujasi Enchodus ferox Enchodus gentryi Enchodus gladiolus Enchodus gracilis Enchodus lamberti Enchodus lemonnieri Enchodus lewesiensis Enchodus longidens Enchodus longipectoralis Enchodus major Enchodus marchesettii Enchodus mecoanalis Enchodus oliveirai Enchodus oxytomus Enchodus parvus Enchodus petrosus Enchodus pressidens Enchodus pulchellus Enchodus saevus Enchodus semistriatus Enchodus shumardi Enchodus subaequilateralis Enchodus tetraecus Enchodus tineidae Enchodus venator Enchodus zipapanensis Tetheodus pephredo

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Type: Esox lewesiensis

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Miocene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Eocene of Spain (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of Bolivia (1), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (2: Arkansas, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Bolivia (1), Brazil (3), Canada (6: Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan), the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Egypt (3), Equatorial Guinea (1), France (2), Greece (2), India (3), Israel (2), Italy (2), Japan (1), Jordan (3), Lebanon (1), Mexico (3), Niger (6), Palestinian Territory (1), Spain (1), Syria (8), United States (50: Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah)

Total: 108 collections including 126 occurrences

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