Lepisosteus occidentalis Leidy 1856 (gar)

Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae

Alternative combinations: Atractosteus occidentalis, Lepidotes occidentalis

Belongs to Lepisosteus according to R. Estes 1976

See also Bryant 1989, Estes 1964 and Peng et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Lepisosteus osseus, Lepisosteus simplex

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

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

• Paleocene of United States (3: Montana, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (33: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (78: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 115 collections each including a single occurrence

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