Sphyraena carinata Cope 1869 (barracuda)

Actinopteri - Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae

Alternative combination: Enchodus carinatus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1869. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Part I. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 14:1-104

Belongs to Sphyraena according to E. D. Cope 1869

See also Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Sphyraena argentea, Sphyraena barracuda, Sphyraena bognorensis, Sphyraena bolcensis, Sphyraena crassidens, Sphyraena lugardi, Sphyraena major, Sphyraena novaehollandiae, Sphyraena pannonica, Sphyraena substriata

Type specimen: Its type locality is Elasmosaurus type, McAllaster Butte, which is in a Campanian/Campanian marine horizon in the Pierre Shale Formation of Kansas

Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution: found only at Elasmosaurus type, McAllaster Butte

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