Portheus Cope 1871 (herring)

Actinopteri - Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1871. [A brief account of the expedition of seventeen days, which I have just made in the valley of the Smoky Hill river in Kansas]. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 12(86):174-176

Parent taxon: Chirocentridae according to A. S. Woodward 1901

See also Cione and Cozzuol 1990 and Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Chirocentrus, Platinx, Spathodactylus

Subtaxa: Portheus brachygnathus Portheus daviesi Portheus gaultinus Portheus jaxarticus Portheus lestrio Portheus lowii Portheus mantelli Portheus mudgei

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Type: Portheus molossus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Cretaceous of Tajikistan (1 collection), United States (2: North Carolina, Wyoming)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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