Acipenser ornatus Leidy 1873 (sturgeon)

Actinopteri - Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1873. Notice of fossil vertebrata from the Miocene of Virginia. American Journal of Science and Arts 5(25-30):311-312

Belongs to Acipenser according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Hay 1902 and Leidy 1873

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

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: Virginia collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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