Family Ostraciidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Ostraciidae

Parent taxon: Ostracioidei according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Bannikov 2014, Carnevale et al. 2014, Jordan 1963, Schwarzhans 2003, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Weems 1999

Sister taxon: Aracanidae

Subtaxa: Eolactoria Ostracion

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Marshall Islands (4 collections)

• Eocene of Italy (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Louisiana, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), United States (1: Virginia)

• Cretaceous of India (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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