Order Alepisauriformes Regan 1911 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Alepisauriformes

Parent taxon: Eurypterygii according to P. L. Forey et al. 2003

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aulopa, Ctenosquamata

Subtaxa: Cheirothrix Cyranichthys Dercetoides Hemisaurida Ichthyotringa Ichthyotringoidei Lestidiops Phylactocephalus Rharbichthys Volcichthys

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (1)

• Miocene of Italy (5)

• Eocene of Italy (1), Namibia (1), Nigeria (4), Senegal (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (16: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland , Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (1)

• Tertiary of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: Arkansas)

• Cretaceous of Israel (2), Italy (2), Jordan (2), Lebanon (1), Mexico (2), Morocco (1), Niger (4), Palestinian Territory (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Syria (3), United States (7: Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina)

Total: 71 collections including 79 occurrences

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