Ariosoma Swainson 1838 (conger eel)

Actinopteri - Anguilliformes - Congridae

Parent taxon: Congridae according to G. L. Stringer 1998

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Ariosominae, Bathycongrus, Bolcyrus, Conger, Gnathophis, Gorgasia, Heteroconger, Paraconger, Paracongroides, Pseudophichthys, Rhechias, Rhynchoconger, Uroconger, Voltaconger, Xenomystax

Subtaxa: Ariosoma balearicum Ariosoma selenops

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Jamaica (1 collection)

• Miocene of Panama (3), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Louisiana)

• Eocene of United States (1: Louisiana)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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