Family Ammodytidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Uranoscopiformes - Ammodytidae

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

See also Danil'chenko 1960, Danil'chenko 1980, Jordan 1963 and Přikryl et al. 2016

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

Subtaxa: Ammodytes Ammodytidarum Gymnammodytes

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Miocene of Algeria (1)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), Poland (1), Romania (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1)

Total: 6 collections including 7 occurrences

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