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  • Asineops squamifrons COPE, 1870


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    Taxonomy

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Actinopterygia
    Order: Percopsiformes
    Family: Aphredoderidae
    Genus: Asineops
    Species: A. squamifrons
    Author Citation COPE, 1870

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Paleogene
    Sub Period: None
    Epoch: Eocene
    International Age: Ypresian

    Stratigraphy

    Green River Formation

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Length: 9.4 cm

    Location

    Kemmerer
    Lincoln County
    Wyoming
    United States

    Comments

    Asineops (Greek for "donkey-faced") squamifrons was first described by Cope as having an affinity to the pirat perch family. Later, with more detailed study, this species was found to lack the diagnostic characters of that family. Thus it is not yet clearly assignable to order. Although this species is much rarer in the Fossil Lake sediments than in Lake Gosiute deposits, the specimens from Fossil Lake are much larger than those from Lake Gosiute.

     

    Reference:

    Edward D. Cope (1870): Observations on the Fishes of the Tertiary Shales of Green Nov. River, Wyoming Territory. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. Vol. 21 XI, pp. 380-384.



    User Feedback


    Im going to put this into the one word catagory,,,,,,,,,,,,  WOW!!!

     

    RB

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