Name: Sphenocephalus.
Phonetic: Sfen-o-sef-a-lus.
Named By: Agassiz‭ ‬-‭ ‬1838.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Actinopterygii,‭ ‬Perciformes.
Species: S.‭ ‬fissicaudus.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: About‭ ‬20‭ ‬to‭ ‬30‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Europe.
Time period: Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Several specimens.

       Sphenocephalus were fairly small fish that were hunters of small aquatic organisms.‭ ‬The large eyes are an indication that it was a visually orientated predator.‭ ‬The genus Sphenocephalus actually has an uncertain relationship placement to other fish due to the mix of distinguishing features,‭ ‬something causes various researchers to consider it in different ways.

Further reading
- Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome IV (livr. 13). - Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 109-204. - L. Agassiz - 1839.


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