Cladocyclus
Temporal range: Albian-Cenomanian
~112.6–94.3 Ma
Cladocyclus.JPG
Fossil of Cladocyclus
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Cladocyclus

Agassiz, 1843
Species
  • C. gardneri Agassiz 1843
  • C. geddesi Berrell 2014
  • C. lewesiensis Agassiz 1887
  • C. occidentalis Leidy 1856
  • C. pankowskii Forey et al. 2007

Cladocyclus is an extinct genus of Ichthyodectidae. It was a predatory fish of about 1.20 metres (3.9 ft) in length, found in the Albian Romualdo and Crato Formations of the Araripe Basin in northeastern Brazil.[1] A new species, Cladocyclus pankowskii, was discovered in the Cenomanian Akfabou Formation of Morocco in 2007,[2] and in the Upper Plattenkalk of Italy.[3]

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References

  1. ^ "Cladocyclus Ichthyodectoid Cretaceous Fossil Fish". Paleo Direct Fossils & Artifacts. Archived from the original on July 9, 2009.
  2. ^ Forey, Peter L.; Cavin, Lionel (2007). "A new species of Cladocyclus (Teleostei: Ichthyodectiformes) from the Cenomanian of Morocco" (PDF). Palaeontologia Electronica.
  3. ^ Cladocyclus at Fossilworks.org