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Leptocephalus

Actinopteri - Anguilliformes

Taxonomy
Leptocephalus was named by Gronow (1763). It is extant.

It was assigned to Anguilliformes by Nolf and Dockery (1993).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1763Leptocephalus Gronow
1993Leptocephalus Nolf and Dockery p. 27

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
RankNameAuthor
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Elopocephalai
Elopocephala
Elopomorpha()
orderAnguilliformesGreenwood et al. 1966
genusLeptocephalusGronow 1763

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available