Cyclurus Agassiz 1843 (bowfin)

Actinopteri - Amiiformes - Amiidae

Synonyms: Kindleia Jordan 1927, Paramia Boreske 1974 [objective synonym], Paramiatus Romer and Fryxell 1928, Stylomyleodon Russell 1928

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

Parent taxon: Amiinae according to L. Grande and W. E. Bemis 1998

See also Bryant 1989, Estes 1964, Pearson et al. 2002 and Russell 1967

Sister taxa: Amia, Amia (Protamia) gracilis, Amia (Protamia) media, Amia (Protamia) uintaensis, Amia anglica, Amia colenutti, Amia depressus, Amia eocena, Amia exilis, Amia furiosa, Amia lemoinei, Amia limosa, Amia macrospondyla, Amia morini, Amia newberrianus, Amia semimarina, Amia strigasa, Amia whiteavesiana, Pappichthys barroisi, Pappichthys corsonii, Pappichthys laevis, Pappichthys mongoliensis, Pappichthys plicatus, Pappichthys sclerops, Pappichthys symphysis, Pseudamiatus

Subtaxa: Amia chinzhalensis Amia russelli Cyclurus efremovi Cyclurus fragosus Cyclurus gurleyi Cyclurus ignotus Cyclurus kehreri Cyclurus macrocephalus Cyclurus oligocenicus Cyclurus valenciennesi Stylomyleodon lacus

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Type: Cyclurus valenciennesii

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-piscivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (1 collection), Germany (6)

• Paleocene of Romania (1), United States (8: Montana, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (9: Alberta, Nunavut, Saskatchewan), United States (75: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 100 collections each including a single occurrence

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