Makaira purdyi Fierstine 1999 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Istiophoriformes - Istiophoridae

Full reference: H. L. Fierstine. 1999. A New Shortbilled Marlin of the Genus Makaira, from the Yorktown Formation, (Early Pliocene), Eastern North Carolina at Lee Creek Mine, USA . Tertiary Research 19(3-4):71-77

Belongs to Makaira according to H. L. Fierstine 2006

See also Fierstine 1999 and Fierstine 2001

Sister taxa: Makaira belgicus, Makaira indica, Makaira nigricans, Makaira panamensis, Makaira teretirostris

Type specimen: USNM 481933., a partial skull (partial rostrum). Its type locality is Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation, which is in a Zanclean estuary/bay sandstone in the Yorktown Formation of North Carolina.

Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution: found only at Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation

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