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On the piscivorous behaviour of the Early Cretaceous amiiform neopterygian fish Calamopleurus cylindricus from the Santana Formation, northeast Brazil

  • E.W.A. Mulder (a1) (a2)

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A specimen of the Early Cretaceous amiiform fish Calamopleurus cylindricus with stomach content is described from the Santana Formation, Brazil. The prey concerns a smaller conspecific individual. Until now, prey items documented for Calamopleurus almost exclusively involved the aspidorhynchid Vinctifer. On the basis of the present record it is suggested that the prey preference of Calamopleurus was less pronounced than previously assumed.

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In: Mulder, E.W.A., Jagt, J.W.M. & Schulp, A.S. (eds): The Sunday's child of Dutch earth sciences – a tribute to Bert Boekschoten on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

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On the piscivorous behaviour of the Early Cretaceous amiiform neopterygian fish Calamopleurus cylindricus from the Santana Formation, northeast Brazil

  • E.W.A. Mulder (a1) (a2)

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