Gyrodus Agassiz 1843 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

Parent taxon: Pycnodontidae according to A. S. Woodward 1895

See also Arambourg and Joleaud 1943, Cope 1878, Gardiner 1960 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Abdobalistum, Acrotemnus, Anomoeodus, Athrodon, Callodus, Coccodus, Coelodus, Iemanja, Macromesodon, Microdus, Micropycnodon, Neoproscinetes, Nonaphalagodus, Omphalodus, Paramicrodon, Polypsephis, Proscincetes, Pycnodontinae, Pycnodus, Pycnomicrodon, Sphaerodus, Stemmatodus, Tepexichthys, Xenopholis

Subtaxa: Gyrodus conicus Gyrodus cordillera Gyrodus cretaceus Gyrodus milium

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Ecology: nektonic durophage-carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), Chile (1), Egypt (1), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of Chile (2), France (2), Germany (3), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of France (1)

Total: 15 collections including 16 occurrences

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