Acipenser eruciferus Cope 1876 (sturgeon)

Actinopteri - Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae

Alternative combinations: Ceratodus eruciferus, Rhineastes eruciferus

Synonym: Ceratodus hieroglyphus Cope 1876

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1876. Descriptions of some vertebrate remains from the Fort Union Beds of Montana. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 28:248-261

Belongs to Acipenser according to R. Estes 1964

See also Cope 1876, Cope 1876 and Lambe 1902

Sister taxa: Acipenser albertensis, Acipenser brevirostrum, Acipenser fulvescens, Acipenser gigantissimus, Acipenser molassicus, Acipenser ornatus, Acipenser oxyrhynchus, Acipenser toliapicus, Acipenser tuberculosus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (10: Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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