Family Uranoscopidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Uranoscopiformes - Uranoscopidae

Parent taxon: Uranoscopiformes according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Carnevale et al. 2011, Carnevale and Godfrey 2118, Casier 1966 and Jordan 1963

Sister taxa: Ammodytidae, Champsodontidae, Leptoscopidae, Opisthognathidae, Owstoniidae, Pinguipedidae

Subtaxa: Astroscopus Kathetostoma Uranoscopus

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Virginia collection)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (1: Maryland)

• Eocene of United States (1: Louisiana)

Total: 4 collections including 5 occurrences

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