Family Lepisosteidae Cuvier 1825 (gar)

Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae

Alternative spelling: Lepidosteidae

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

See also Agnolín et al. 2023, Betancur et al. 2013, Bryant 1989, Carnevale and Godfrey 2018, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Cavin and Brito 2001, Cione 1987, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Ebersole et al. 2019, Estes 1964, Estes and Berberian 1970, Gardiner 1960, Hay 1902, Huxley 1861, Jordan 1963, Lambe 1908, Martinelli and Forasiepi 2004, Nelson et al. 2016, Normark et al. 1991, Peng et al. 2001, Previtera and González Riga 2008, Purdy et al. 2001, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Weems 1999 and Woodward 1895

Sister taxon: Obaichthyidae

Subtaxa: Atractosteus Lepidosteus Lepisosteinae Lepisosteus Masillosteus Nhanulepisosteus Oniichthys

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Quebec collection), United States (22: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, South Dakota, Texas)

• Blancan of United States (2: Florida)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Panama (1), United States (23: Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Texas, Virginia)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Belgium (1), Canada (4: Northwest Territories, Northwest Territory, Saskatchewan), France (4), Germany (1), Pakistan (1), Romania (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (84: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Clarkforkian of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Cf3 of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1)

• Paleocene of Bolivia (1), Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan), India (1), Spain (1), United States (31: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, Wyoming)

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

• Cretaceous of Argentina (33), Austria (2), Bolivia (1), Brazil (6), Canada (77: Alberta, Nunavut, Saskatchewan), Colombia (1), Egypt (1), France (17), Germany (1), Hungary (3), India (14), Libya (1), Madagascar (2), Mexico (10), Morocco (4), Niger (1), Portugal (2), Romania (3), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (11), Sudan (1), Sweden (1), Syria (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (226: 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 (4)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of South Africa (1)

Total: 625 collections including 664 occurrences

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