†family Enchodontidae Woodward 1901 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae

Parent taxon: Myctophoidei according to K. Kumar and R. S. Loyal 1987

See also Applegate 1970, Arambourg and Joleaud 1943, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Fielitz and González-Rodríguez 2010, Forey et al. 2003, Holloway et al. 2017, Jordan 1963, Shimada et al. 2006, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Woodward 1901 and Woodward 1902

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Cimolichthys Enchodus Eurypholis Halec Leptecodon Palaeolycus Pantophilus Parenchodus Prionolepis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of India (1 collection), Spain (1), Uzbekistan (2)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of Bolivia (1), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (2: Arkansas, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Bolivia (1), Brazil (5), Canada (8: Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan), the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Egypt (3), Equatorial Guinea (1), France (2), India (4), Israel (3), Italy (2), Japan (2), Jordan (3), Lebanon (1), Libya (1), Mexico (4), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (1), Niger (6), Palestinian Territory (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (1), Syria (8), United States (51: Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah), Uzbekistan (1), Venezuela (1)

Total: 124 collections including 151 occurrences

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