FHSM VP-17428
Protosphyraena (Leidy, 1857)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Protosphyraena
Phylum
Chordata
Species
Class
Actinopterygii
Author
Leidy
Order
Pachycormiformes
Year
1857
Family
Pachycormidae
Collected by
Shimada, K.
Date Collected
2008-06-08
Identified By
Shimada, K.
Date Identified
7/8/2008
Type
Number of Pieces
Description
, oversized shelving; C3, D3, D5

Locality

Lithostratigraphy

Country
United States of America
State/Province
Kansas
County
Gove
Remarks
Information withheld. Please contact FHSM for detailed locality information
Group
Colorado
Formation
Niobrara
Member
Smoky Hill
Zone
Bed
Local Fauna

Chronostratigraphy

Biostratigraphy

Earliest Era
Mesozoic
Latest Era
Mesozoic
Earliest Period
Cretaceous
Latest Period
Cretaceous
Earliest Epoch
Latest Epoch
Earliest Age
Latest Age
Lowest Zone
Highest Zone

Publications (2 of 2)

Friedman, M., 2013. Geographic and stratigraphic distribution of the Late Cretaceous suspension-feeding bony fish Bonnerichthys gladius (Teleosti, Pachycormiformes). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33:35-47
Friedman, M., Shimada, K., Martin, L.D., Everhart, M.J., Liston, J.J., Maltese, A., & Triebold, M.. 2011. 100-million-year dynasty of giant planktivorous bony fishes in the Mesozoic seas. Science, 327:990-993