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Actinopteri - Amiiformes - Amiidae
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.
|L. J. Bryant 1987||Very large amiid (standard length [tip of snout to base of caudal fin] may exceed 160 cm). Differs from all other known amiids in having central trunk vertebrae ventrolaterally concave, anterior maxilla circular in cross section. Deep pit for articulation of premaxilla overlapping the most anterior maxilla alveolus. Dentary with 14 teeth; horizontal ramus wider than deep. Cleithrum lacking sculpture, forming a 90 degree angle between dorsal and ventral arms. Basioccipital width more than twice its height. Differs from Enneles in having fused infraorbitals 4 and 5, and lacking the supramaxilla. Differs from all other amiids except Pachyamia and Enneles in having carinate teeth and alveoli with crenulated borders.|