Pycnodus Agassiz 1835 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1835. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome IV (livr. 4). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 33-52

Parent taxon: Pycnodontidae according to J. R. Nursall 1996

See also Agassiz 1835, Bannikov 2014, Carnevale et al. 2014, Casier 1966, Cope 1878, Goodwin et al. 1999, Kumar and Loyal 1987, Sahni and Mishra 1975, Sepkoski 2002, Weems 1999 and Woodward 1895

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

Subtaxa: Pycnodus apodus Pycnodus bicresta Pycnodus bowerbanki Pycnodus comminuens Pycnodus flabellatus Pycnodus gigas Pycnodus granulatus Pycnodus jugleri Pycnodus lametae Pycnodus minutus Pycnodus orbicularis Pycnodus parallelus Pycnodus planidens Pycnodus platessus Pycnodus preufsii Pycnodus priscus Pycnodus rotundatus Pycnodus toliapicus

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Type: Pycnodus platessus

Ecology: nektonic durophage-carnivore


• Eocene of Egypt (1 collection), India (5), Italy (1), Saudi Arabia (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (2: Mississippi, Virginia)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1)

• Paleocene of Mexico (2), Saudi Arabia (5)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (2), France (4), India (3), Italy (1), Morocco (1), Niger (1), Portugal (1), Switzerland (10), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Arkansas)

• Jurassic of Ethiopia (1), France (1), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 51 collections including 65 occurrences

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