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Actinopteri - Pachycormiformes - Pachycormidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1857Protosphyraena Leidy
1895Protosphyraena Woodward p. 399
1902Protosphyraena Hay p. 379
1970Protosphyraena Applegate p. 404
1981Protosphyraena Thurmond and Jones p. 86
2002Protosphyraena Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Protosphyraena Shimada et al. p. 23

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
AspidorhyncheiNelson et al. 2016
orderPachycormiformesBerg 1940
familyPachycormidaeWoodward 1895
genusProtosphyraenaLeidy 1857

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoref
Created: 2009-07-20 21:09:52
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:09:52
Source: f = family, o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Albian to the top of the Campanian or 105.30000 to 72.10000 Ma

Collections (17 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Albian105.3 - 99.6United Kingdom (England) P. ferox (94253)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5France (Poitou-Charentes) P. sp. (73862)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5USA (Colorado) P. sp. (132505)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5USA (South Dakota) P. sp. (117819)
Middle Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Canada (Saskatchewan) P. sp. (22731 52997)
Middle Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5USA (Kansas) P. sp. (94538)
Middle Cenomanian - Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Spain (Asturias) P. sp. (98396)
Middle Cenomanian - Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5USA (Colorado) P. sp. (35429)
Turonian - Coniacian93.9 - 86.3USA (Texas) P. sp. (107425)
Senonian - Maastrichtian89.3 - 66.0Jordan P. libyea (36256)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (Kansas) P. tenuis (94652)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (Alabama) P. sp., P. nitida (81928)
Santonian - Maastrichtian86.3 - 66.0USA (Alabama) P. sp. (81972)
Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian85.8 - 70.6USA (Alabama) P. sp. (81930 81931)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Canada (Manitoba) P. sp. (36707)