Family Muraenidae (eel)

Actinopteri - Anguilliformes - Muraenidae

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

See also FourriƩre et al. 2014, Jordan 1963 and Woodward 1902

Sister taxa: Anguilla, Anguillavus, Anguillidae, Anguilloidei, Anguilloididae, Bolcanguilla, Brannerion, Casierius, Chlopsidae, Congermuraena, Congridae, Congroidei, Deprandus, Dinelops, Enchelion, Eodiaphyodus, Eomuraena, Eomyrophis, Eomyrus, Eurypharyngidae, Gazolapodus, Hajulia, Hoplunnis, Japonoconger, Lemkea, Leptocephalus, Libanechelyidae, Luenchelys, Micromyrus, Milananguillidae, Muraena, Muraenesocidae, Mylomyrus, Myroconger, Mystriophis, Nemichthyidae, Nettastoma, Ophichthidae, Ophisurus, Palaeomyrus, Panturichthys, Paranguillidae, Parechelus, Patavichthyidae, Pisodonophis, Proserrivomer, Proteomyridae, Pseudoxenomystax, Rhynchocymba, Saccopharyngidae, Scalanago, Serrivomeridae, Taenioconger, Urenchelyidae, Archencheli, Echelidae, Carencheli, Mastygocercus, Colocephali, Lyomeri, Enchelycephali

Subtaxa: Anarchias Congeris Echidna Otolithus Urenchelys

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (2 collections), the Marshall Islands (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: California, Georgia)

• Pliocene of United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Italy (7), Serbia and Montenegro (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Germany (1), United States (6: Alabama, Mississippi)

• Eocene of France (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (3: Louisiana, Mississippi)

• Tertiary of United States (1: Mississippi)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Kansas)

Total: 36 collections including 63 occurrences

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