Polypsephis Hay 1899 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae

Synonym: Microdon Agassiz 1833 [replaced name]

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1899. On some changes in the names, generic and specific, of certain fossil fishes. The American Naturalist 33:783-792

Parent taxon: Pycnodontidae according to O. P. Hay 1899

See also Cope 1878 and Woodward 1895

Sister taxa: Abdobalistum, Acrotemnus, Agoultpycnodus, Anomoeodus, Athrodon, Brauccipycnodus, Callodus, Coccodus, Coelodus, Costapycnodus, Flagellipinna, Gregoriopycnodus, Hadrodus, Haqelpycnodus, Iemanja, Macromesodon, Neoproscinetes, Njoerdichthys, Nonaphalagodus, Nursalliinae, Omphalodus, Proscincetes, Proscinetes, Pycnodontinae, Pycnodus, Pycnomicrodon, Rhinopycnodus, Sphaerodus, Stemmatodus, Typodus, Uranoplosus, Xenopholis

Subtaxa: Microdon abdominalis Microdon analis Microdon biserialis Microdon discoides Microdon elegans Microdon hexagonus Microdon penalvai Microdon radiatus

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Ecology: nektonic durophage-carnivore


• Cretaceous of Belgium (1 collection), Brazil (1), Portugal (1), Spain (1)

• Jurassic of France (2), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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