Lepidotes Agassiz 1843 (gar)

Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes

Alternative spelling: Lepidotus

Synonyms: Plesiodus Wagner 1863, Prolepidotus Michael 1893, Scrobodus Munster

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

Parent taxon: Lepisosteiformes according to A. López-Arbarello 2012

See also De Lapparent 1955, Delsate 1997, Gardiner 1960, Goodwin et al. 1999, Rayner 1948, Sepkoski 2002, Wenz 1967, Woodward 1895 and Woodward 1916

Sister taxa: Isanichthys, Lepisosteioidei, Scheenstia

Subtaxa: Lepidotes elvensis Lepidotes gloriae Lepidotes lennieri Lepidotes macropterus Lepidotes microrhis Lepidotes tanyrhis Lepidotes toombsi Lepidotes walcotti Lepidotes wenzae Lepidotus affinis Lepidotus exiguus Lepidotus gallineki Lepidotus haydeni Lepidotus latifrons Lepidotus leedsi Lepidotus macrocheirus Lepidotus minor Lepidotus occidentalis Lepidotus palliatus Lepidotus parvulus Lepidotus semiserratus Lepidotus souzai Lepidotus subovatus Lepidotus subundatus Lepidotus tuberculatus Lepidotus unguiculatus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Algeria (1 collection), Argentina (3), Belgium (1), Brazil (6), Canada (1: Alberta), Denmark (1), France (1), Germany (1), India (1), Italy (2), Japan (4), Libya (3), Madagascar (1), Mexico (1), Morocco (3), Niger (1), Spain (28), Thailand (2), Tunisia (8), the United Kingdom (10), United States (22: Arizona, Maryland, Montana, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (3)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Thailand (2)

• Jurassic of Chile (3), Cuba (1), Ethiopia (1), France (12), Germany (9), India (1), Kyrgyzstan (2), Morocco (1), Poland (1), Portugal (6), the Russian Federation (1), Tanzania (11), Thailand (1), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (23)

• Triassic to Jurassic of Ethiopia (1)

• Triassic of Austria (2), China (1), France (7), Italy (1), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Utah)

Total: 196 collections including 218 occurrences

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