Amia Linnaeus 1766 (bowfin)

Actinopteri - Amiiformes - Amiidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1766. Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th edition

Parent taxon: Amiinae according to L. Grande and W. E. Bemis 1998

See also Armstrong-Ziegler 1978, Carnevale and Godfrey 2118, Cope 1891, Estes 1976, Estes and Berberian 1970, Estes and Tihen 1964, Lambe 1908, Weems 1999 and Woodward 1895

Sister taxa: Amia (Protamia) gracilis, Amia (Protamia) media, Amia (Protamia) uintaensis, Amia anglica, Amia colenutti, Amia depressus, Amia eocena, Amia exilis, Amia furiosa, Amia lemoinei, Amia limosa, Amia macrospondyla, Amia morini, Amia newberrianus, Amia semimarina, Amia strigasa, Amia whiteavesiana, Cyclurus, Pappichthys barroisi, Pappichthys corsonii, Pappichthys laevis, Pappichthys mongoliensis, Pappichthys plicatus, Pappichthys sclerops, Pappichthys symphysis, Pseudamiatus

Subtaxa: Amia calva Amia fragosa Amia hesperia Amia pattersoni Amia robusta Amia scutata Amia uintaensis

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Type: Melvius thomasi

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (5: Florida, Georgia collections)

• Miocene of United States (14: Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Virginia)

• Eocene of Belgium (1), Canada (2: British Columbia, Northwest Territories), France (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (23: Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (1: Alberta), Kazakhstan (1), United States (5: Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Niger (1), United States (37: Colorado, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 97 collections including 119 occurrences

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