Cylindracanthus Leidy 1856 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae

Parent taxon: Dercetidae according to R. E. Weems 1999

See also Arambourg and Joleaud 1943, Bohm 1926, Casier 1966, Hay 1902, Leriche 1942, Schultz 1987, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Udovichenko and Nessov 1987 and White 1926

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

Subtaxa: Cylindracanthus acus Cylindracanthus bisulcatus Cylindracanthus gigas Cylindracanthus isnusris Cylindracanthus rectus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Italy (1 collection), Mali (1), Namibia (1), Nigeria (4), Senegal (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (17: Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland , Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (1)

• Tertiary of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: Arkansas)

• Cretaceous of Niger (2), Spain (1), United States (3: Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina)

Total: 44 collections including 48 occurrences

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