Family Neoscopelidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Myctophiformes - Neoscopelidae

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

See also Lin et al. 2017 and Prokofiev 2006

Sister taxa: Chlorophthalmoidei, Eokrefftia, Gymnoscopelus, Lampanyctodes, Lampichthys, Myctophidae, Myctophinae, Parvilux, Synodontoidei

Subtaxa: Neoscopelinae Neoscopelus Sardinioidinae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Japan (1 collection)

• Eocene of France (1)

• Paleocene of Turkmenistan (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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