Hipposyngnathus imporcitor Fritzsche 1980 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Syngnathiformes - Syngnathidae

Full reference: R. A. Fritzsche. 1980. Revision of the eastern Pacific Syngnathidae (Pisces: Syngnathiformes), including both recent and fossil forms. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 42(6):181-227

Belongs to Hipposyngnathus according to H. L. Fierstine et al. 2012

See also Fritzsche 1980

Sister taxa: Hipposyngnathus convexus, Hipposyngnathus neriticus

Type specimen: LACM 12055, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is CIT 326, which is in a Miocene marine shale in the Modelo Formation of California.

Ecology: nektonic omnivore


• Miocene of United States (3: California collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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