Phyllodus paulkatoi Estes and Hiatt 1978 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae

Full reference: R. Estes and R. Hiatt. 1978. Studies on fossil phyllodont fishes: a new species of Phyllodus (Elopiformes, Alubuloidea) from the Late Cretaceous of Montana. PaleBios 28:1-10

Belongs to Phyllodus according to R. Estes and R. Hiatt 1978

See also Bryant 1989

Sister taxa: Phyllodus curvidens, Phyllodus elegans, Phyllodus hipparionyx, Phyllodus toliapicus

Type specimen: UCMP 119563. Its type locality is UCMP V78043, which is in a Maastrichtian fluvial sandstone in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (1: Montana collection)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Montana)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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