Lepidotus occidentalis Leidy 1856 (gar)

Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes

Alternative combination: Clastes occidentalis

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of remains of extinct reptiles and fishes, discovered by Dr. F. V. Hayden in the bad lands of the Judith River, Nebraska Territory. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:72-73

Belongs to Lepidotus according to L. M. Lambe 1902

See also Bryant 1989, Estes 1964, Estes 1976, Hay 1902, Leidy 1856, Leidy 1857, Leidy 1860 and Peng et al. 2001

Sister taxa: 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 latifrons, Lepidotus leedsi, Lepidotus lusitanicus, Lepidotus macrocheirus, Lepidotus minor, Lepidotus palliatus, Lepidotus parvulus, Lepidotus semiserratus, Lepidotus souzai, Lepidotus subovatus, Lepidotus subundatus, Lepidotus tuberculatus, Lepidotus unguiculatus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Judith River badlands (USGS), which is in a Campanian/Campanian terrestrial horizon in the Judith River Formation of Montana

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta collection), United States (1: Montana)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.