Ostracion Rafinesque 1815 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Ostraciidae

Parent taxon: Ostraciidae according to W. Schwarzhans 2003

See also Agassiz 1835, Leriche 1942, Sepkoski 2002 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxon: Eolactoria

Subtaxa: Ostracion meretrix Ostracion pergravis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1 collection), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), United States (1: Virginia)

• Cretaceous of India (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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