Family Megalopidae Jordan 1923 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Elopiformes - Megalopidae

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

See also Fierstine et al. 2012, Jordan 1963, Nolf and Dockery 1990 and Weems 1999

Sister taxa: Antofagastaichthys, Carsothrissops, Coryphaenopsis, Davichthys, Echinelops, Eichstaettia, Elopidae, Elopoidei, Flindersichthys, Lyrolepis, Ostariostoma, Phyllodontidae, Protostomias, Tachynectes

Subtaxa: Megalops

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Miocene of United States (6: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Mexico (1)

Total: 12 collections including 13 occurrences

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