†subfamily Vidalamiinae Grande and Bemis 1998 (bowfin)

Actinopteri - Amiiformes - Amiidae

Full reference: L. Grande and W. E. Bemis. 1998. A comprehensive phylogenetic study of amiid fishes (Amiidae) based on comparative skeletal anatomy. An empirical search for interconnected patterns of natural history. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 4. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(1, suppl.):1-690

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

Sister taxa: Amiinae, Amiopsinae, Guizhouamia, Lehmanamia, Liodesmus, Megalurus, Nipponamia, Paleamia, Protamia, Solnhofenamiinae

Subtaxa: Calamopleurini Vidalamiini

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Type: Vidalamia

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-piscivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Senegal (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (5), Canada (4: Alberta, Nunavut), Mexico (5), Palestinian Territory (2), Spain (1), United States (53: Arizona, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 71 collections each including a single occurrence

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