Family Lepisosteidae Cuvier 1825 (gar)

Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae

Parent taxon: Lepisosteoidea according to A. López-Arbarello 2012

See also Betancur-R et al. 2013, Bryant 1989, Carnevale and Godfrey 2118, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Cavin and Brito 2001, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Estes 1964, Estes and Berberian 1970, Huxley 1861, Jordan 1963, Normark et al. 1991, Peng et al. 2001, Purdy et al. 2001, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Weems 1999

Sister taxon: Obaichthyidae

Subtaxa: Atractosteus Lepisosteus Masillosteus Oniichthys

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (17: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, South Dakota, Texas collections)

• Blancan of United States (2: Florida)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Panama (1), United States (14: Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Texas, Virginia)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Canada (4: Northwest Territories, Northwest Territory, Saskatchewan), France (3), Germany (1), Pakistan (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (77: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1)

• Paleocene of Bolivia (1), Canada (3: Saskatchewan), India (1), United States (28: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

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

• Cretaceous of Argentina (5), Bolivia (1), Brazil (2), Canada (72: Alberta, Nunavut, Saskatchewan), Colombia (1), Egypt (1), France (16), Hungary (3), India (10), Libya (1), Madagascar (2), Mexico (7), Morocco (2), Niger (1), Romania (3), South Africa (1), Spain (7), Sudan (1), Syria (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (204: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (2)

Total: 508 collections including 539 occurrences

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