Superfamily Lepisosteoidea (gar)

Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes

Parent taxon: Lepisosteioidei according to A. López-Arbarello 2012

Sister taxa: Araripelepidotes, Pliodetes

Subtaxa: Lepisosteidae Obaichthyidae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (17: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, South Dakota, Texas collections)

• Blancan of United States (2: Florida)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Panama (1), United States (17: Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Texas, Virginia)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Belgium (1), Canada (4: Northwest Territories, Northwest Territory, Saskatchewan), France (4), Germany (1), Pakistan (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (79: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (1)

• Paleocene of Bolivia (1), Canada (3: Saskatchewan), India (1), United States (30: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

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

• Cretaceous of Argentina (5), Bolivia (1), Brazil (3), Canada (72: Alberta, Nunavut, Saskatchewan), Colombia (1), Egypt (1), France (16), Hungary (3), India (10), Libya (1), Madagascar (2), Mexico (7), Morocco (2), Niger (1), Portugal (1), Romania (3), South Africa (1), Spain (10), Sudan (1), Syria (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (207: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Uzbekistan (4)

Total: 528 collections including 560 occurrences

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