Paraconger meridies ( Frizzell & Lamber, 1962 )

Lin, Chien-Hsiang & Nolf, Dirk, 2022, Middle and late Eocene fish otoliths from the eastern and southern USA, European Journal of Taxonomy 814, pp. 1-122 : 36

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2022.814.1745

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:74226488-DE8B-4A64-B1D4-A24C15AE79F6

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7035232

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/897AA073-FF8D-3955-E912-C61CFE255F8E

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Paraconger meridies ( Frizzell & Lamber, 1962 )
status

 

Paraconger meridies ( Frizzell & Lamber, 1962)

Fig. 10I–M View Fig

Conger meridies Frizzell & Lamber, 1962: 97 , figs 2a–b, 11a–d.

Paraconger meridies – Nolf 1985: 43.

Gnathophis meridies – Nolf 2013: 35, pl. 22. — Ebersole et al. 2019: 192 View Cited Treatment , fig. 69o–p.

Remarks

Nolf (2013) and Ebersole et al. (2019) allocated this species to Gnathophis , but reconsidering for the present study fixed our attention to the affinity with Paraconger papointi (Priem, 1906) from the Ypresian Hérouval sands in the Paris Basin ( Nolf 2013: pl. 23; compare with the specimens figured as Gnathophis meridies in Nolf 2013: pl. 22). Paraconger meridies is characterized by relatively elongate otoliths, due to the extended posterior part and a slightly ventrally oriented caudal end. For what concerns the slight depression in the dorsal area of P. meridies , this feature is present in the larger specimens of the series figured by Nolf (2013: pl. 22). Based on this combination of features, the species is here assigned to Paraconger . Besides the Ypresian type locality of P. meridies, Ebersole et al. (2019) reported four specimens from the Bartonian “upper” Lisbon Formation of Alabama. Otoliths of this species were absent from our Gulf Coastal assemblages; however, our specimens from the Piney Point Formation of Virginia extend its range to the upper Lutetian of the American side of the Atlantic.

Stratigraphic and geographic distribution

Ypresian: Bashi Marl, Mississippi. Lutetian: Piney Point Formation, Virginia. Bartonian: “upper” Lisbon Formation, Alabama.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Anguilliformes

Family

Congridae

Genus

Paraconger

Loc

Paraconger meridies ( Frizzell & Lamber, 1962 )

Lin, Chien-Hsiang & Nolf, Dirk 2022
2022
Loc

Gnathophis meridies

Ebersole J. A. & Cicimurri D. J. & Stringer G. L. 2019: 192
Nolf D. 2013: 35
2013
Loc

Paraconger meridies

Nolf D. 1985: 43
1985
Loc

Conger

Frizzell D. L. & Lamber C. K. 1962: 97
1962