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Melvius thomasi

Actinopteri - Amiiformes - Amiidae

Taxonomy
Melvius thomasi was named by Bryant (1987). Its type specimen is UCMP 129600, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Melvius thomasi-type locality (UCMP V83117), which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Upper Hell Creek Formation of Montana. It is the type species of Amia, Melvius.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Melvius thomasi Bryant
1989Melvius thomasi Bryant p. 22
1998Melvius thomasi Grande and Bemis p. 397
2011Melvius thomasi Sullivan et al. p. 475

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
RankNameAuthor
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
infraclassHolostei
orderAmiiformesHay 1929
familyAmiidae
subfamilyVidalamiinae
tribeVidalamiini
genusMelvius
speciesthomasi

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available