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Pholidophorus higginsi Egerton 1854 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Teleostei - Pholidophoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 244499

Full reference: P. Egerton. 1854. On some new genera and species of fossil fishes. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Second Series 13:433-436

Belongs to Pholidophorus according to A. S. Woodward 1895

Sister taxa: Pholidophorus australis, Pholidophorus barazzettii, Pholidophorus brevis, Pholidophorus curionii, Pholidophorus dubius, Pholidophorus gaudryi, Pholidophorus germanicus, Pholidophorus granulatus, Pholidophorus gregarius, Pholidophorus hartmanni, Pholidophorus latiusculus, Pholidophorus microlepidotus, Pholidophorus nitidus, Pholidophorus pachysomus, Pholidophorus purbeckensis, Pholidophorus pusillus, Pholidophorus stricklandi

Type specimen: BMNH P.578, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Aust Cliff bone bed (BMNH coll), which is in a Rhaetian coastal conglomerate in the Westbury Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: suspension feeder