Platacodon nanus Marsh 1889 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1889. Discovery of Cretaceous Mammalia. Part II. American Journal of Science 38:177-180

Belongs to Platacodon according to R. Estes 1964

See also Bryant 1989, Hay 1902 and Marsh 1889

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is Peterson's Quarry, which is in a Lancian terrestrial horizon in the Lance Formation of Wyoming

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (16: Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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