Cylindracanthus rectus Agassiz 1843 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae

Alternative combination: Coelorhynchus rectus

Synonym: Cylindracanthus ornatus Leidy 1856

Belongs to Cylindracanthus according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Casier 1966, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Weems 1999, White 1926 and Woodward 1891

Sister taxa: Cylindracanthus acus, Cylindracanthus bisulcatus, Cylindracanthus gigas, Cylindracanthus isnusris

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Italy (1 collection), Namibia (1), Nigeria (4), the United Kingdom (8), United States (13: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland , Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Tertiary of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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