|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypsidoris farsonensis Lundberg & Case, 1970|
|Type Locality||Green River Formation, Laney Shale member, 3 miles E of Big Sandy Reservoir, Sweetwater County.|
|Pronunciation||Hip see door iss - far sew nen siss|
|Etymology||The generic name comes from the Greek hypsi, meaning high and doris, meaning dagger, in reference to the dorsal and pectoral spines. The specific name comes from the type locality (Farson, Wyoming).|
|Size||281mm (11.1") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Maxilla toothed. Coronoid process of lower jaw higher than in ?H. oregonensis. Intercornual concavity of mesethmoid prominent.|
|General Remarks||Lived in freshwater with gars (Lepisosteidae), bowfins (Amiidae), mooneyes (Hiodontidae), herrings (Clupeidae), suckers (Catostomidae) and ''primitive'' percoids. The climate was probably subtropical.|
|Distribution||Middle Eocene (ca. 40 million years ago) deposits of the Green River Formation, Sweetwater County, southwest Wyoming, USA.
Green River (Wyoming) (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Furniture||This is a fossil species, and it's best kept in a dry location away from abrasive materials and corrosive chemicals with the occasional dusting.|
|Breeding||Known only from the fossil record, no breeding information available or indeed useful for the aquarist.|
|References||Ann. Wien. Mus. Naturges.v. 1 (no. 1) - pp25
Lundberg, J.G. & G. R. Case, 1970. A new catfish from the Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming. Journal of Paleontology 44: 451-457.
|Registered Keepers||(1) Cristoffer Forssander.
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|Last Update||2012 Dec 17 06:36 (species record created: 2003 Nov 10 00:00)|