†superfamily Ophidioidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Ophidiiformes - Ophidioidae

Parent taxon: Ophidioidei according to D. L. Frizzell and J. H. Dante 1965

Sister taxon: Ophidiidae

Subtaxa: Carapoidae

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-parasite

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (4 collections), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Pliocene of Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of Italy (3)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), Hungary (2)

• Eocene of France (3), Germany (1), United States (5: California, Louisiana, Texas)

• Paleocene of Ukraine (1)

Total: 22 collections including 32 occurrences

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