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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 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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: brackish, freshwaters
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: aquatics
Diet: carnivoreo
Diet 2: piscivoreo
Created: 2005-09-14 13:42:43
Modified: 2005-09-14 15:42:43
Source: s = species, o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Bryant 1989, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Maastrichtian to the top of the Lancian or 70.60000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections (33 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (South Dakota) Melvius thomasi (45390)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (North Dakota) Melvius thomasi (45099 45102 45111 45117 45118 45128 45133 45137 45143 45144 45145 45313 45381)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (North Dakota) Melvius thomasi (14610 137705 137707 137715 137727 137728 137732)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Melvius thomasi (14519 14566 14577)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Montana) Amia sp. (14616) Melvius thomasi (14508 14520 14525 14548 14549 14568)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (Montana) Melvius thomasi (type locality: 123683)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Melvius thomasi (14585)