†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 Dercetis Ichthyotringa Kwangodercetis Leptotrachelus Paradercetis Pelargorhynchus Rhynchodercetis Stratodus Triaenaspis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mali (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Israel (2), Italy (2), Jordan (2), Lebanon (1), Mali (1), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), Niger (3), the Russian Federation (1), Syria (3), United States (4: Alabama)

Total: 22 collections including 24 occurrences

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