Phareodus testis type locality (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Lincoln County, Wyoming (42.4° N, 110.6° W: paleocoordinates 45.7° N, 98.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

• A nearly complete fish.

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Cope in 1877; reposited in the USNM

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 134737: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 15.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

• This specimen is reclassified using 22 other well-preserved specimens of Phareodus testis from various museum collections.
Actinopteri
 Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae
Phareodus testis Cope 1877 arowana