Lepidotes wenzae Brito and Gallo 2003 (gar)

Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes

Full reference: P. M. Brito and V. Gallo. 2003. A new species of Lepidotes (Neopterygii: Semionotiformes: Semionotidae) from the Santana Formation, Lower Cretaceous of Northeastern Brazil. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23(1):47-53

Belongs to Lepidotes according to P. M. Brito and V. Gallo 2003

Sister taxa: Lepidotes elvensis, Lepidotes gloriae, Lepidotes lennieri, Lepidotes macropterus, Lepidotes microrhis, Lepidotes tanyrhis, Lepidotes toombsi, Lepidotes walcotti, Lepidotus affinis, Lepidotus exiguus, Lepidotus gallineki, Lepidotus latifrons, Lepidotus leedsi, Lepidotus lusitanicus, Lepidotus macrocheirus, Lepidotus minor, Lepidotus occidentalis, Lepidotus palliatus, Lepidotus parvulus, Lepidotus semiserratus, Lepidotus souzai, Lepidotus subovatus, Lepidotus subundatus, Lepidotus tuberculatus, Lepidotus unguiculatus

Type specimen: MHNH-BCE 387, a partial skeleton (partial specimen, lacking the rostral part of the skull and posterior portion of the body and the paired and unpaired fins)

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Chapada do Araripe, Romualdo Member (general) (Cretaceous of Brazil)

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