Amia scutata Cope 1875 (bowfin)

Actinopteri - Amiiformes - Amiidae

Synonym: Amia dictyocephala Cope 1875

Belongs to Amia according to L. Grande and W. E. Bemis 1998

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

Type specimens:

  • Amia scutata: USNM 5374, a partial skeleton
  • Amia dictyocephala:

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-piscivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Amia scutata in the database

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