Family Muraenidae (eel)

Actinopteri - Anguilliformes - Muraenidae

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

See also Fierstine et al. 2012, FourriƩre et al. 2014, Jordan 1963 and Woodward 1902

Sister taxa: Anguilla, Anguillavus, Anguillidae, Anguilloidei, Anguilloididae, Bolcanguilla, Brannerion, Casierius, Chlopsidae, Congermuraena, Congridae, Congroidei, Dinelops, Enchelion, Eodiaphyodus, Eomuraena, Eomyrophis, Eomyrus, Eurypharyngidae, Gazolapodus, Hajulia, Hoplunnis, Japonoconger, Lemkea, Leptocephalus, Libanechelyidae, Luenchelys, Micromyrus, Milananguillidae, Muraena, Muraenesocidae, Muraenoidei, Mylomyrus, Myroconger, Mystriophis, Nemichthyidae, Nettastoma, Ophichthidae, Ophisurus, Palaeomyrus, Panturichthys, Paranguillidae, Parechelus, Patavichthyidae, Pisodonophis, Proserrivomer, Proteomyridae, Pseudoxenomystax, Rhynchocymba, Saccopharyngidae, Scalanago, Serrivomeridae, Taenioconger, Urenchelyidae, Archencheli, Echelidae, Carencheli, Mastygocercus, Colocephali, Lyomeri, Enchelycephali

Subtaxa: Anarchias Congeris Echidna Gymnothorax Otolithus Urenchelys

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Marshall Islands (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Georgia)

• Miocene of New Zealand (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1), United States (6: Alabama, Mississippi)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (4), United States (3: Louisiana, Mississippi)

• Tertiary of United States (1: Mississippi)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Kansas)

Total: 21 collections including 35 occurrences

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