†order Leptolepidiformes

Actinopteri - Leptolepidiformes

Alternative spelling: Leptolepiformes

Parent taxon: Teleostei according to G. Arratia 2017

See also Long 2011 and Nelson 2006

Sister taxa: Amphiuma nordica, Araripichthyidae, Asiatolepis, Aspidorhynchidae, Bathyclupeiformes, Chongichthyidae, Chromides, Clupeomorpha, Crossognathiformes, Discocephali, Dorsetichthyiformes, Elopocephalai, Euteleostei, Euteleosteii, Gobioidea, Incertae, Jinanichthys, Jugulares, Longdeichthys, Lyopomi, Opisthomi, Osteoglossocephalai, Osteossomorpha, Paralycoptera, Pediculati, Phacodus, Pharyngognathi, Pholidophoriformes, Polymyxiomorpha, Scorpaeniformes, Symbranchia, Todiltia, Tonghuaichthys, Tselfatiiformes, Xenopterygii

Subtaxa: Leptolepididae Nephrotus

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Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (7: California collections)

• Oligocene of United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous of Australia (2), Belgium (1), China (18), Japan (1), Mongolia (1), Spain (1), United States (1: Nevada)

• Jurassic of Antarctica (1), Australia (1), France (12), Germany (12), Italy (2), Japan (2), Luxembourg (6), Norway (1), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (1: Colorado)

• Triassic of Germany (1), Italy (1)

Total: 84 collections including 99 occurrences

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