Ostracion Rafinesque 1815 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Ostraciidae

Parent taxon: Ostraciidae according to K. Matsuura 2015

See also Agassiz 1835, Casier 1946, Leriche 1942, Schwarzhans 2003, Sepkoski 2002 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Eolactoria, Lactophrys, Oligolactoria

Subtaxa: Ostracion clavatus Ostracion meretrix Ostracion micrurus Ostracion oblongus Ostracion pergravis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Eocene of Belgium (2 collections), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), United States (1: Virginia)

• Cretaceous of India (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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