Istiophorus Lacépède 1802 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Istiophoriformes - Istiophoridae

Synonym: Encheiziphius Rutimeyer 1857

Parent taxon: Istiophoridae according to G. Carnevale and S. J. Godfrey 2118

See also Fierstine 2001, Jordan 1919, Leriche 1906, Palmer 1904, Rutimeyer 1857, Schultz 1987 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Hemirhabdorhynchus, Makaira, Marlina, Tetrapturus

Subtaxa: Encheiziphius teretirostris Istiophorus calvertensis Istiophorus platypterus

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: South Carolina collection)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (2: Virginia)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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