Rhamphognathus

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Rhamphognathus
Temporal range: Early- Middle Eocene[1]
Scombridae - Rhamphognathus paralepoides.JPG
Fossil of Rhamphognathus paralepoides from Monte Bolca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Scombridae
Genus: Rhamphognathus
Agassiz, 1835

Rhamphognathus is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish that lived from the early to middle Eocene.[1]

Description[edit]

These fishes have the jaws produced and the snout ends in an acute point. [2]

Species[edit]

  • Rhamphognathus paralepoides Agassiz 1835 [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. ^ D. Starr Jordan and C. Leavitt Hubbs Studies in Ichthyology
  3. ^ Paleobiology Database