Phareodus Leidy 1873 (arowana)

Actinopteri - Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae

Parent taxon: Osteoglossinae according to L. Guo-Qing and L. Grande 1997

See also Cantalice et al. 2019, Hay 1902, Khajuria and Prasad 1998 and Lim 1996

Sister taxa: Brychaetus, Cretophareodus, Singida, Taverneichthys

Subtaxa: Phareodus acutus Phareodus encaustus Phareodus testis

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Type: Phareodus acutus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Eocene of United States (5: Wyoming collections)

• Paleocene of Bolivia (1), Mexico (1)

• Cretaceous of India (2)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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