Amia uintaensis Leidy 1873 (bowfin)

Actinopteri - Amiiformes - Amiidae

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1873. Notice of remains of fishes in the Bridger Tertiary formation of Wyoming. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 25:97-99

Belongs to Amia according to R. Estes 1976

Sister taxa: Amia calva, Amia fragosa, Amia hesperia, Amia pattersoni, Amia robusta, Amia scutata

Type specimen: ANSP 3151, 5558, 5622, 8044

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-piscivore


• Eocene of Canada (1: Northwest Territories collection), United States (1: North Dakota)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Montana)

• Cretaceous of United States (13: Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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