†family Dercetidae Cope (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae

Parent taxon: Ichthyotringoidei according to P. L. Forey et al. 2003

See also Applegate 1970, Casier 1965, Hay 1902, Jordan 1963, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Weems 1999 and Woodward 1901

Sister taxon: Ichthyotringidae

Subtaxa: Anguillavus hackberryensis Cylindracanthus Dercetis Ichthyotringa Kwangodercetis Leptotrachelus Paradercetis Pelargorhynchus Rhynchodercetis Stratodus Triaenaspis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Italy (1 collection), Mali (1), Namibia (1), Nigeria (4), Senegal (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (17: Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland , Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (1)

• Tertiary of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: Arkansas)

• Cretaceous of Israel (2), Italy (2), Jordan (2), Lebanon (1), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), Niger (4), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Syria (3), United States (7: Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina)

Total: 63 collections including 70 occurrences

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