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Synonyms for bowfin

primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin

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Bryant (1987) suggested that the large amiid vertebrae from the Trinity may be referrable to the genus Melvius.
Bryant (1987) stated that teeth of this morphotype may be referable to the amiid genus Melvius.
A review of the North American fossil amiid fishes.
These include isolated teeth of the batoid genera Pseudohypolophus and Rhinobatos, along with isolated teeth and toothplates of several bony fishes including amiids, albulids, and pycnodonts.