Phareodus encaustus type locality (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Sweetwater County, Wyoming (41.5° N, 109.5° W: paleocoordinates 44.7° N, 97.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Laney Member (Green River Formation), Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; shale and lithified marl

Size class: macrofossils

• Part of the right side of the body with series of scales

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Cope in 1871

Collection methods: quarrying

Primary reference: L. Guo-Qing and L. Grande. 1997. The Species of †Phareodus (Teleostei: Osteoglossidae) from the Eocene of North America and Their Phylogenetic Relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(3):487-505 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134736: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 15.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae
Phareodus encaustus Cope 1871 arowana