Eohiodon woodruffiGuo-Qing Li and Mark V. H. Wilson
†Eohiodon woodruffi was originally discovered in the Klondike Mountain Formation near Republic, Washington. The holotype is deposited in the collection of the Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology, University of Alberta, Canada. The species has since been found in the Fossil Butte Member of the Green River Formation, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA and in the Horsefly beds near Horsefly, British Columbia, Canada (Li, Wilson, and Grande, 1997). All known occurrences are of Eocene age. The largest specimen thus far known is UALVP 31948, which has a total length of 217mm (see the title figure of this page).
- An anteriorly slender maxillary bone.
- A dorsally and posteriorly excavated operclar bone.
- Total vertebrae = 46-50 (Precaudal vertebrae 23-24, Caudal vertebrae 23-26).
- Principal dorsal-fin rays = 12-14.
- Dorsal pterygiophores = 14-17.
- Principal anal-fin rays = 16-24.
- Anal-fin pterygiophores = 17-25.
Li G.-Q. Mark V. H. Wilson, and L. Grande. 1997. Review of Eohiodon (Teleostei: Osteoglossomorpha) from western North America, with a phylogenetic reassessment of Hiodontidae. Journal of PALEONTOLOGY, 71: 1109-1124.
Wilson, M. V. H. 1978. Eohiodon woodruffi n. sp. (Teleostei, Hiodontidae) from the middle Eocene Klondike Mountain Formation near Republic, Washington. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 15:679-686.
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