Xiphactinus Leidy 1870 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae

Parent taxon: Ichthyodectidae according to L. Cavin et al. 2013

See also Applegate 1970, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Schwimmer et al. 1997, Sepkoski 2002, Shimada et al. 2006 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Ghrisichthys, Ichthyodectes

Subtaxa: Xiphactinus audax Xiphactinus vetus

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Type: Polygonodon audax

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (4: Alberta, Nunavut, Saskatchewan collections), United States (30: Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

Total: 35 collections including 36 occurrences

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