Lopadichthys Murray et al. 2018 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Osteoglossiformes

Full reference: A. M. Murray, D. K. Zelenitsky, D. B. Brinkman and A. G. Neuman. 2018. Two new Palaeocene osteoglossomorphs from Canada, with a reassessment of the relationships of the genus †Joffrichthys, and analysis of diversity from articulated versus microfossil material. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 1-8

Parent taxon: Osteoglossiformes according to A. M. Murray et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Arapaimidae, Foreyichthyidae, Gymnarchidae, Lycopteridae, Monopteros, Mormyridae, Notopteridae, Opsithrissops, Osteoglossidae, Pantodontidae, Saurocephalidae, Tongxinichthys, Wakinoichthiidae, Wilsonichthys, Xixiaichthys

Subtaxa: Lopadichthys colwellae

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Type: Lopadichthys colwellae

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (3: Alberta collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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