Lactarius, Valenciennes, 1833

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: 208

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.3664430

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/18174D41-FF4A-FF60-FD0D-9C9D4C86096C

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Lactarius
status

 

Lactarius  sp.

? Lactarius  sp. – Stringer & Breard 1997: 565.

Material examined

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Alabama • 2 otoliths; MSC 35076.3, WSU CC 470.3.

Description

These two specimens have numerous salient characteristics of Lactarius  . These include the shape of the otolith, the type and orientation of the ostium and cauda, the depressed, almost linear area above the crista superior, and a ventral furrow. The specimens may represent Lactarius amplus  , but their preservation prohibits this determination.

Remarks

These specimens may represent a different species. However, better-preserved, additional adult specimens would be required to make this determination.

Stratigraphic and geographic range in Alabama

The specimens in our sample were found in the “upper” Lisbon Formation at site ACh-8. Bartonian, zones NP16 and NP17.

WSU

Weber State University, Bird and Mammal Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Perciformes

Family

Lactariidae

Loc

Lactarius

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

Lactarius

Stringer G. L. & Breard S. 1997: 565