Paralbula casei Estes 1969 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae

Full reference: R. J. Estes. 1969. Studies on Fossil Phyllodont Fishes: Interrelationships and Evolution in the Phyllodontidae (Albuloidei) . Copeia 2:317-331

Belongs to Paralbula according to J. Peng et al. 2001

See also Bryant 1989 and Case and Schwimmer 1988

Sister taxa: Paralbula marylandica, Paralbula salvania, Paralbula stromeri

Type specimen: MCZ 9285, a set of teeth (basibranchial tooth plate frag). Its type locality is Reservoir Creek, Harding Farm, which is in a Maastrichtian marine horizon in the Navesink Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (2: Arkansas, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Canada (49: Alberta), Spain (1), United States (15: Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wyoming)

Total: 68 collections each including a single occurrence

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