Paleopsephurus wilsoni MacAlpin 1947 (paddlefish)

Actinopteri - Acipenseriformes - Polyodontidae

Full reference: A. MacAlpin. 1947. Paleopsephurus wilsoni, a new Polyodontid fish from the Upper Cretaceous of Montana, with a discussion of allied fish, living and fossil. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 6(8):167-234

Belongs to Paleopsephurus according to L. Grande and E. J. Hilton 2006

See also Bryant 1989

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: 22206 U.M. . Its type locality is Bear Creek/Rock Creek (UMMP), which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (5: Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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