Family Sternoptychidae Gill 1863 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Stomiatiformes - Sternoptychidae

Alternative spelling: Sternopthychidae

Parent taxon: Stomiiformes according to G. Carnevale 2008

See also Carnevale 2007, Danil'chenko 1960, David 1943, Girone et al. 2006 and Jordan 1963

Sister taxa: Argyripnus, Danaphos, Diplophidae, Gonostomata, Gonostomatidae, Ichthyococcus, Ohuus, Paravinciguerria, Phosichthyidae, Photichthys, Polymetme, Praewoodsia, Sahelinia, Sternoptyx, Stomiidae

Subtaxa: Argyropelecus Discosternon Maurolicus Polyipnoides Polyipnus Valenciennellus

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Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (5 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (3), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (3), Italy (15), Japan (1), United States (3: California)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Eocene of France (2), Georgia (1)

Total: 38 collections including 54 occurrences

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