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Palaeobalistum geiseri Thurmond 1974 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Pycnodontiformes - Nursallidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 326731

Full reference: J. T. Thurmond. 1974. Lower vertebrate faunas of the Trinity Division on north-central Texas. Aspects of Trinity Division Geology. A Symposium on the Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Environments, and Fauna of the Comanche Cretaceous Trinity Division (Aptian and Albian) of Texas and Northern Mexico. Geoscience and Man 8:103-129

Belongs to Palaeobalistum according to J. T. Thurmond 1974

Sister taxa: Palaeobalistum dossantosi, Palaeobalistum orbiculatum, Palaeobalistum rectidens

Type specimen: SMUSMP 62093, a partial skull (vomer). Its type locality is Paluxy Church, which is in an Aptian terrestrial siltstone in the Twin Mountains Formation of Texas.

Ecology: nektonic durophage-carnivore