Dictyodus speciosus Leidy 1856 (barracuda)

Actinopteri - Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae

Alternative combinations: Sphyraena speciosa, Sphyraenodus speciosus

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of remains of extinct vertebrated animals of New Jersey, collected by Prof. Cook of the State Geological Survey under the direction of Dr. W. Kitchell. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:220-221

Belongs to Dictyodus according to O. P. Hay 1902

See also Cope 1875 and Leidy 1856

Sister taxon: Dictyodus silovianus

Ecology: nektonic omnivore


• Miocene of United States (3: Maryland, New Jersey collections)

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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