Elops Linnaeus 1766 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Elopiformes - Elopidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1766. Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th edition

Parent taxon: Elopidae according to C.-H. Lin et al. 2017

See also Casier 1966, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodward 1901

Sister taxa: Anaethalion, Ctenodentelops, Ectasis, Elopopsis, Elopsomolos, Esocelops, Ichthyemidion, Notelops, Osmeroides, Palelops, Paraelops, Paratarpon, Parelops, Promegalops, Protelops, Rhacolepis, Spaniodon, Thrissopater, Thrissopteroides

Subtaxa: Elops miiformis Elops miocaenicus Elops undulatus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Georgia collection)

• Miocene of New Zealand (2)

• Eocene of France (3), the United Kingdom (1)

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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