Stratodus Cope 1872 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae

Parent taxon: Dercetidae according to J. T. Thurmond and D. E. Jones 1981

See also Applegate 1970, Hay 1902 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anguillavus hackberryensis, Cylindracanthus, Dercetis, Ichthyotringa, Kwangodercetis, Leptotrachelus, Paradercetis, Pelargorhynchus, Rhynchodercetis, Triaenaspis

Subtaxa: Stratodus apicalis Stratodus oxypogon

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Type: Stratodus apicalis

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mali (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Israel (2), Jordan (2), Niger (2), Syria (3), United States (4: Alabama)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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