Leptolepis Agassiz 1843 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Leptolepidiformes - Leptolepididae

Synonyms: Ascalabos M√ľnster 1839, Megastoma Costa 1850, Oxygonius Agassiz 1845, Sarginites Costa 1850, Tharsis Giebel 1848

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

Parent taxon: Leptolepididae according to G. Arratia 2017

See also Delsate 1997, Gardiner 1960, Rayner 1948, Sepkoski 2002, Wenz 1967, Woodward 1895, Woodward 1895 and Woodward 1919

Sister taxa: Longileptolepis, Lycoptera, Proleptolepis

Subtaxa: Leptolepis africana Leptolepis autissiodorensis Leptolepis brodiei Leptolepis concentricus Leptolepis coryphaenoides Leptolepis disjectus Leptolepis gregarius Leptolepis jaegeri Leptolepis koonwarri Leptolepis lowei Leptolepis macrophthalmus Leptolepis nevadensis Leptolepis normandica Leptolepis saltviciensis Leptolepis talbragarensis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Australia (2 collections), Belgium (1), United States (1: Nevada)

• Jurassic of Australia (1), France (11), Germany (6), Italy (2), Japan (1), Luxembourg (6), Norway (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (1: Colorado)

• Triassic of Italy (1)

Total: 43 collections including 53 occurrences

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