Istiophorus platypterus Shaw and Nodder 1792 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Istiophoriformes - Istiophoridae

Alternative combination: Xiphias platypterus

Belongs to Istiophorus according to G. Carnevale and S. J. Godfrey 2018

See also Fierstine 2001, Fierstine 2006 and Fierstine et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Istiophorus antiquus, Istiophorus calvertensis, Istiophorus homalorhamphus, Istiophorus parvulus, Istiophorus robustus, Encheiziphius teretirostris

Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Blancan of United States (1: California collection)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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