Subfamily Lampanyctinae Paxton 1972 (lanternfish)

Actinopteri - Myctophiformes - Myctophidae

Parent taxon: Myctophidae according to H. L. Fierstine et al. 2012

See also Denton 2013 and Prokofiev 2006

Sister taxa: Eomyctophinae, Lobianchia, Protomyctophum, Scopelopsis, Scopelus

Subtaxa: Ceratoscopelus Diaphus Lampadena Lampanyctini Lampanyctus Notoscopelus Oligophus Stenobrachius Triphoturus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (13 collections), Italy (7), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Greece (5), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Greece (13), Italy (21), Japan (2), Panama (4), the Russian Federation (1), United States (8: California), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (3), France (4), Hungary (5), Italy (2), Romania (1), United States (1: Washington)

• Eocene to Oligocene of the Czech Republic (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), France (6)

• Tertiary of United States (1: Mississippi)

• Paleogene of the Czech Republic (1)

Total: 109 collections including 384 occurrences

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