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Xiphactinus vetus Leidy 1856 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 142483

Alternative combination: Polygonodon vetus

Synonyms: Erisichthe angulatus Cope 1872 (no. 308212), Polygonodon rectus Leidy 1858 (no. 110996), Portheus angulatus Cope 1872 (no. 142484)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of remains of extinct vertebrated animals of New Jersey, collected by Prof. Cook of the State Geological Survey under the direction of Dr. W. Kitchell. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:220-221

Belongs to Xiphactinus according to K. Shimada et al. 2006

Sister taxon: Xiphactinus audax

Ecology: nektonic carnivore