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Lepisosteus occidentalis

Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae

Taxonomy
Lepidotes occidentalis was named by Leidy (1856). It is not extant.

It was recombined as Lepisosteus occidentalis by Cope (1877), Estes (1964), Estes (1976) and Bryant (1989); it was recombined as Atractosteus occidentalis by Wiley (1976) and Peng et al. (2001).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Lepidotes occidentalis Leidy
1877Lepisosteus occidentalis Cope
1964Lepisosteus occidentalis Estes p. 43
1976Lepisosteus occidentalis Estes p. 502
1976Atractosteus occidentalis Wiley p. 66
1989Lepisosteus occidentalis Bryant pp. 22-23
2001Atractosteus occidentalis Peng et al. p. 14

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
RankNameAuthor
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
infraclassHolostei
Ginglymodi(Cope 1871)
orderLepisosteiformesHay 1929
suborderLepisosteioidei
superfamilyLepisosteoidea
familyLepisosteidaeCuvier 1825
genusLepisosteusde Lacep├Ęde 1803
speciesoccidentalis(Leidy 1856)

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: brackish, freshwaters
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: aquatics
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2005-09-14 13:43:02
Modified: 2005-09-14 15:43:02
Source: s = species, o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Bryant 1989

Age range: base of the Judithian to the top of the Wasatchian or 83.50000 to 50.30000 Ma

Collections (115 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Canada (Alberta) Atractosteus occidentalis (45819 45821 45894)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (Wyoming) Lepisosteus occidentalis (14458)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (New Mexico) Lepisosteus occidentalis (36449 36541 36542)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) Atractosteus occidentalis (34302 34303 34305 34307 34309 34310 34311 34312 34313 34315 34319 34320 34321 34322 45671 45674 45822 45892 45893 45897 45899)
Middle Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Montana) Lepisosteus occidentalis (14482)
Middle Campanian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) Atractosteus occidentalis (45560 45561 45564 45565 45566 45567 45670 45820)
Middle Campanian - Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Montana) Lepisosteus occidentalis (14470 50825)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (Montana) Lepisosteus occidentalis (13142)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Lepisosteus occidentalis (57158 57159)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (South Dakota) Lepisosteus occidentalis (45390 45391)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Canada (Saskatchewan) Lepisosteus occidentalis (45675)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (North Dakota) Lepisosteus occidentalis (45098 45099 45102 45109 45110 45111 45112 45114 45117 45118 45120 45122 45128 45130 45133 45134 45135 45136 45137 45143 45144 45145 45299 45309 45312 45313 45381 45382)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Colorado) Atractosteus occidentalis (14640)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (South Dakota) Lepisosteus occidentalis (14537 192251)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (North Dakota) Lepisosteus occidentalis (14610)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Atractosteus occidentalis (14557) Lepisosteus occidentalis (14505 14514 14519 14522 14524 14527 14538 14566 14567 14570 14578 14579 14596 14601 14609 14643)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Montana) Lepisosteus occidentalis (14512 14515 14533 14534 14535 14536 14546 14548 14549 14559 14574 14582 14614 14615 14639 14654)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Lepisosteus occidentalis (14585)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3USA (Wyoming) Atractosteus occidentalis (14805)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3USA (Montana) Lepisosteus occidentalis (14766)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Montana) Lepisosteus occidentalis (14874)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (North Dakota) Atractosteus occidentalis (15895)