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Kingdom  Animalia
Infraphylum  Gnathostomata
Class  Actinopterygii
Phylum  Chordata
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Superclass  Osteichthyes
Family  Osteoglossidae
Rank  Genus
Phareodus Phareodus encaustus fossil fish
Similar  Mioplosus, Priscacara, Diplomystus, Knightia, Notogoneus

Phareodus is a genus of freshwater fish from the Eocene to the Oligocene of Australia, Europe and North America.

Phareodus Phareodus testis by mamatlisham on DeviantArt

This genus includes at least four species, P. testis (Leidy, 1873) and P. encaustus of North America, P. muelleri of Europe, and P. queenslandicus of Australia. Representatives have been found from the middle Eocene to the Oligocene of Australia, Europe and North America, including the Green River Formation in Wyoming, United States.

Phareodus Phareodus encaustus

P. testis was a freshwater fish with an oval outline, a small head, and a slightly pointed snout. Its dorsal and anal fins were situated posteriorly, with the anal fin being larger. Its caudal fin was slightly forked. It had small pelvic fins but long, narrow pectoral fins.

Phareodus Phareodus Green River Fossil Fish by JosephAGarcia on DeviantArt
Phareodus CalPhotos Phareodus encaustus
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