†family Palaeoniscidae Vogt 1852 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae

Alternative spelling: Paleoniscidae

Parent taxon: Palaeoniscoidei according to J. S. Nelson 2006

See also Beltan 1972, Cope 1887, Dunkle 1946, Hay 1902, Heckert 2004, Heintz 1934, Irmis 2005, Jordan 1963, Lehman 1952, Patterson 1982, Schaeffer 1967, Sytchevskaya 1999, Uyeno 1978, Woodward 1891 and Woodward 1916

Sister taxa: Acrolepidae, Amblypteridae, Birgeriidae, Dicellopygidae, Elonichthyidae, Lawrenciella, Muensterichthys, Pygopteridae, Rhabdolepidae, Rhadinichthyidae, Zhejiangichthys

Subtaxa: Acrorhabdus Ambodipia Apateolepis Atherstonia Canobius Cheirolepis Coccocephalus Cryphiolepis Cycloptychius Eurylepidoides Ferganiscus Glaucolepis Gonatodus Guizhouniscus Gyrolepis Haplolepis Holurus Howqualepis Isodus Isodus leptognathus Koinichthys Mesopoma Myriolepis Nematoptychius Oxygnathus Palaeoniscum Palaeoniscus Phanerosteon Progyrolepis Rhadinichthys Semionotus brodei Sixtelia Tegeolepis Trachelacanthus Turfania Turseodus Wayaobulepis

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Type: Palaeoniscum

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the Russian Federation (1 collection)

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (5), United States (2: Colorado, New Jersey)

• Triassic of Argentina (1), Australia (2), Belgium (4), China (4), France (16), Germany (12), Greenland (10), Italy (1), Kyrgyzstan (1), Luxembourg (1), Madagascar (2), Pakistan (1), Poland (3), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (6), Switzerland (3), the United Kingdom (18), United States (29: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas)

• Tatarian of the Russian Federation (1)

• Wolfcamp of United States (3: New Mexico)

• Permian of Brazil (1), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (14), Greenland (5), the Russian Federation (9), South Africa (4), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (17), United States (4: Texas, Utah)

• Pennsylvanian of the United Kingdom (4)

• Westphalian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (13), United States (5: Indiana, Kansas, Missouri)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Devonian of Canada (1: Quebec), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 210 collections including 286 occurrences

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