†family Palaeorhynchidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Scombriformes - Palaeorhynchidae

Parent taxon: Xiphioidea according to K. A. Monsch and A. F. Bannikov 2011

See also Bannikov 2014, Casier 1966, Danil'chenko 1960, Danil'chenko 1980, Fierstine 2006, Gottfried et al. 2012, Jordan 1963, Schultz 1987 and Szabo et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Hemingwayidae, Tetrapturidae

Subtaxa: Aglyptorhynchinae Aglyptorhynchus Enniskillenus Homorhynchus Palaeorhynchus Pseudotetrapturus

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene to Miocene of Georgia (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Azerbaijan (1), Georgia (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1), New Zealand (1), Poland (1), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (1), Switzerland (1), United States (4: South Carolina, Washington)

• Eocene of Georgia (2), Iran (1), Italy (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 25 collections including 28 occurrences

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