Caturus dartoni Eastman 1899 (bowfin)

Actinopteri - Amiiformes - Caturidae

Alternative combination: Amiopsis dartoni

Full reference: C. R. Eastman. 1899. Jurassic fishes from Black Hills of South Dakota. Geological Society America Bulletin 10:397-408

Belongs to Caturus according to B. Schaeffer and C. Patterson 1984

See also Eastman 1899 and Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Caturus agassizi, Caturus chaperi, Caturus chirotes, Caturus ferox, Caturus furcatus, Caturus heterurus, Caturus insignis, Caturus latipennis, Caturus porteri, Caturus retrodorsalis, Caturus stenospondylus, Caturus stenoura

Type specimen: NMNH 4792, a skeleton. Its type locality is Three-quarters mile southeast of Hot Springs, which is in a Bathonian coastal sandstone in the Sundance Formation of South Dakota.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-piscivore

Distribution: found only at Three-quarters mile southeast of Hot Springs

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