Order Esociformes (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Esociformes

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

See also Grande 1999, Long 2011 and Nelson 2006

Sister taxa: Argentiniformes, Galaxiiformes, Salmoniformes

Subtaxa: Esocidae Umbridae

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Czech Republic (1 collection), Estonia (1), Hungary (1), the Russian Federation (1), Turkmenistan (1), the United Kingdom (10), United States (5: Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Virginia)

• Pliocene of Hungary (1), the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (1), Ukraine (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Germany (1), Moldova (1), Turkey (1), United States (1: Nebraska)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (1), Kazakhstan (1), Switzerland (1)

• Eocene of Canada (2: Northwest Territories, Northwest Territory), United States (2: Utah, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (2: Alberta)

• Cretaceous of Canada (32: Alberta, Saskatchewan)

Total: 70 collections each including a single occurrence

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