FHSM VP-334
Gillicus arcuatus (Cope, E.D., 1875)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Gillicus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
arcuatus
Class
Actinopterygii
Author
Cope, E.D.
Order
Ichthyodectiformes
Year
1875
Family
Ichthyodectidae
Collected by
Sternberg, G.F.
Date Collected
1952-07-04
Identified By
Bardack, D.
Date Identified
1905-05-18
Type
Number of Pieces
1
Description
Skeleton; Complete Skeleton, within Xiphactinus (Fish-within-a-fish)

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
Upper
Latest Epoch
Upper
Earliest Age
Santonian
Latest Age
Santonian
Lowest Zone
Highest Zone

Publications (3 of 5)

Bardack, D., 1965. Anatomy and evolution of chirocentrid fishes. Kansas University Paleontology Contributions, Vertebrata, 10:87
Cicimurri, D.J., 2001. An Elasmosaur with Stomach Contents and Gastroliths from the Pierre Shale (Late Cretaceous) of Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 104:129-143
Shimada, K., 1997. Paleoecological relationships of the late Cretaceous lamniform shark, Cretoxyrhina mantelli (Agassiz). Journal of Paleontology, 71:926-933
Shimada, K., 2006. Annotated checklist of fossil fishes from the Smoky Hill Chalk of the Niobrara Chalk (Upper Cretaceous) in Kansas. , 35:193-213
Walker, M.V., Everhart, M.J.. 2006. The Impossible Fossil - Revisited. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 109:87-96