†order Peltopleuriformes (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Peltopleuriformes

Parent taxon: Neopterygii according to J. CartanyĆ” 1999

See also Lombardo 1999 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Cipactlichthys, Ducanichthys, Frodoichthys, Gimlichthys, Halecostomi, Holostei, Macrosemiiformes, Marcopoloichthyidae, Placopleurus, Pycnodontiformes, Scanilepiformes, Teleosteomorpha, Venusichthyidae

Subtaxa: Peltopleuridae Thoracopteridae

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Belgium (1 collection), the United Kingdom (2)

• Triassic of Australia (1), Austria (3), China (11), Italy (11), Spain (7), Switzerland (14)

Total: 50 collections including 88 occurrences

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