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Amia Linnaeus 1766 (bowfin)

Osteichthyes - Amiiformes - Amiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 56535

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1766. Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th edition

Parent taxon: Amiinae according to L. Grande and W. E. Bemis 1998

Sister taxa: Amia (Protamia) gracilis, Amia (Protamia) media, Amia (Protamia) uintaensis, Amia anglica, Amia colenutti, Amia depressus, Amia eocena, Amia exilis, Amia furiosa, Amia lemoinei, Amia limosa, Amia macrospondyla, Amia morini, Amia newberrianus, Amia semimarina, Amia strigasa, Amia whiteavesiana, Cyclurus, Pappichthys barroisi, Pappichthys corsonii, Pappichthys laevis, Pappichthys mongoliensis, Pappichthys plicatus, Pappichthys sclerops, Pappichthys symphysis, Pseudamiatus

Subtaxa: Amia calva, Amia fragosa, Amia hesperia, Amia pattersoni, Amia robusta, Amia scutata, Amia uintaensis

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Type: Melvius thomasi

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-piscivore