Pseudophichthys, Roule, 1915

Ebersole, Jun A., Cicimurri, David J. & Stringer, Gary L., 2019, Taxonomy and biostratigraphy of the elasmobranchs and bony fishes (Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes) of the lower-to-middle Eocene (Ypresian to Bartonian) Claiborne Group in Alabama, USA, inclu, European Journal of Taxonomy 585, pp. 1-274: 191-192

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2019.585

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:181B6FBA-ED75-4BB4-84C4-FB512B794749

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3664382

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pseudophichthys
status

 

Pseudophichthys  sp.

Fig. 69View Fig K–L

Otolithus (Solea) glaber Koken, 1888: 293  , pl. 18, fig. 3.

Otolithus (Solea) glaber – Campbell 1929a: 274–275  , pl. 29, fig. 3

“ genus aff. Pseudophichthys  glaber – Nolf 1985: 43  . — Müller 1999: 82.

Pseudophichthys glaber – Nolf & Stringer 2003: 4  , pl. 1, figs 13a–18.

Material examined

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Alabama • 1 otolith; MSC 37059.2  .

Description

Sagitta with oval to elliptic outline (sensu Smale et al. 1995); margins smooth. Height/length ratio equals 56%. Inner face very slightly convex. Sulcus of inner face undivided, slants very slightly in posteroventral direction. Sulcus reaches anterior margin, possibly through shallow ostial channel, extends approximately 75% of length. Anterior and posterior ends of sulcus tapering. Fairly conspicuous depressed area above sulcus.

Remarks

The singular specimen available to us is broken, but the undivided sulcus allows us to identify it as congrid, and other preserved features identify it as Pseudophichthys  . However, determination to the species level was not possible, although it is very similar to Pseudophichthys glaber  from the Eocene of Louisiana ( Nolf & Stringer 2003).

Stratigraphic and geographic range in Alabama

Only one broken specimen of Pseudophichthys  sp. was recovered from the “upper” Lisbon Formation at site ACh-7. Bartonian, zones NP16 and NP17.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Anguilliformes

Family

Congridae

Loc

Pseudophichthys

Ebersole, Jun A., Cicimurri, David J. & Stringer, Gary L. 2019
2019
Loc

Otolithus (Solea) glaber

Koken E. 1888: 293
Loc

Pseudophichthys glaber – Nolf & Stringer 2003: 4

Nolf D. & Stringer G. 2003: 4