Rhynchoconger Jordan and Hobbs 1925 (conger eel)

Actinopteri - Anguilliformes - Congridae

Synonym: Hildebrandia Jordan and Evermann 1927

Parent taxon: Congridae according to A. Girone et al. 2006

See also Nolf and Dockery 1993, Nolf and Steurbaut 1983, Schwarzhans 2007, Schwarzhans et al. 2017, Sepkoski 2002 and Stringer 1998

Sister taxa: Ariosoma, Ariosominae, Bathycongrus, Bolcyrus, Conger, Congridarum, Gnathophis, Gorgasia, Heteroconger, Paraconger, Paracongroides, Pseudophichthys, Rhechias, Uroconger, Voltaconger, Xenomystax

Subtaxa: Hildebrandia flava Hildebrandia gracilior Hildebrandia pantanellii Rhynchoconger aftonensis Rhynchoconger casieri Rhynchoconger donzacquensis Rhynchoconger ectenurus Rhynchoconger ellipticus Rhynchoconger eocenicus Rhynchoconger flavus Rhynchoconger pantanelli Rhynchoconger pantanellii Rhynchoconger placidus Rhynchoconger sanctus Rhynchoconger subtilis Rhynchoconger transversus Rhynchoconger weileri

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Type: Leptocephalus ectenurus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection), New Zealand (1)

• Miocene of Italy (1), New Zealand (4), Panama (3), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Hungary (3), Japan (1), United States (3: Alabama, Mississippi)

• Eocene of France (3), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Alabama)

Total: 26 collections including 27 occurrences

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