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Melvius Bryant 1987 (bowfin)

Osteichthyes - Amiiformes - Amiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 58870

Full reference: L. J. Bryant. 1987. A new genus and species of Amiidae (Holostei; Osteichthyes) from the Late Cretaceous of North America, with comments on the phylogeny of the Amiidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 7(4):349-361

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

Sister taxa: Pachyamia, Vidalamia

Subtaxa: Melvius chauliodous, Melvius thomasi

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Type: Melvius thomasi

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-piscivore