Belonostomus Agassiz 1843 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Teleostei - Aspidorhynchidae

Synonym: Diphyodus Lambe 1902

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

Parent taxon: Aspidorhynchidae according to R. Estes 1964

See also Brito and Suarez 2003, Bryant 1989, Estes and Berberian 1970, Forey et al. 2003, Gardiner 1960, Lambe 1902, Peng et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodward 1895

Sister taxa: Aspidorhynchus, Vinctifer

Subtaxa: Belonostomus aciculiferus Belonostomus attenuatus Belonostomus carinatus Belonostomus cinctus Belonostomus indicus Belonostomus longirostris Belonostomus tenuirostris

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (1: North Dakota collection)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Belgium (1), Canada (41: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Chile (1), India (3), Italy (3), Lebanon (1), Morocco (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (30: Alabama, Montana, North Dakota, Texas, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (1)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 86 collections including 87 occurrences

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