Xiphiorhynchus Van Beneden 1871 (sword fish)

Actinopteri - Istiophoriformes - Xiphiidae

Parent taxon: Xiphiorhynchinae according to H. L. Fierstine and G. L. Stringer 2007

See also Casier 1966, Fierstine 2006, Fierstine and Starnes 2005, Monsch 2004, Monsch et al. 2005, Schultz 1987 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxon: Thalattorhynchus

Subtaxa: Xiphiorhynchus aegypticus Xiphiorhynchus elegans Xiphiorhynchus eocaenicus Xiphiorhynchus homalorhamphus Xiphiorhynchus hungaricus Xiphiorhynchus kimblalocki Xiphiorhynchus parvus Xiphiorhynchus priscus Xiphiorhynchus rotundus Xiphiorhynchus rupeliensis

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Algeria (1 collection), Peru (1)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (3: Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina)

Total: 10 collections including 13 occurrences

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