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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Pachyrhizodus caninus skeletons.JPG
Pachyrhizodus caninus skeletons
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Elopiformes
Suborder: Elopoidei
Family: Pachyrhizodontidae
Cope, 1872
Genus: Pachyrhizodus
Dixon, 1850
Species [1]
  • Pachyrhizodus caninus Cope, 1872
  • Pachyrhizodus etayoi Páramo, 1997
  • Pachyrhizodus leptopsis Cope, 1874
  • Pachyrhizodus minimus Stewart, 1899

Pachyrhizodus is an extinct genus of ray-finned fish that lived during the Late Cretaceous in the Western Interior Seaway in North America and in Colombia, South America.



  1. ^ Mike Everhart (February 2, 2010). "Pachyrhizodus. A Large Predatory Fish from the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Sea". Oceans of Kansas Paleontology. Retrieved May 5, 2011. 


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