Suborder Pycnodontoidei (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Pycnodontiformes

Parent taxon: Pycnodontiformes according to J. R. Nursall 1996

See also Casier 1966 and Forey et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Akromystax, Arcodonichthys, Grimmenodon, Gyrodontoidei, Gyronchus, Ichthyoceras, Nursallidae, Phacodus, Polygyrodus, Tibetodus, Trewavasia

Subtaxa: Brembodontidae Coccodontidae Eomesodon Pycnodontidae

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Ecology: nektonic durophage-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Texas collection)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), France (1), India (6), Italy (1), Mali (1), Pakistan (1), Saudi Arabia (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (3: Mississippi, Texas, Virginia)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1), Mali (2)

• Paleocene of Mali (1), Mexico (2), Saudi Arabia (5), Spain (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Mali (2)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (2), Belgium (1), Bolivia (1), Brazil (6), Canada (2: Saskatchewan), the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (4), France (7), Germany (2), India (9), Israel (1), Italy (4), Jordan (1), Lebanon (2), Libya (1), Madagascar (1), Mali (2), Mexico (2), Morocco (3), Niger (8), Portugal (2), Romania (1), Spain (8), Switzerland (10), Syria (5), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (55: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (4), Venezuela (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of France (3)

• Jurassic of Belgium (1), Ethiopia (1), France (9), Germany (2), Poland (1), Portugal (3), the United Kingdom (9)

• Triassic of Austria (1), France (1), Hungary (1), Italy (3), the United Kingdom (1)

• Permian of United States (1: Kansas)

Total: 223 collections including 288 occurrences

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