Family Acipenseridae Bonaparte 1831 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae

Parent taxon: Acipenseriformes according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Applegate 1970, Carnevale and Godfrey 2018, Estes 1964, Estes 1969, Fierstine et al. 2012, Grande and Bemis 1996, Grande and Hilton 2006, Hay 1902, Peng et al. 2001, Purdy et al. 2001 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Acipenseristomi, Chondrosteoidei, Errolichthyidae, Polyodontidae, Saurichthidae

Subtaxa: Acipenserinae Husinae Priscosturioninae Propenser Propenserinae Psammorhynchinae

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Type: Acipenser

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Quebec collection), the Netherlands (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (3: California, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Moldova (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Miocene of Denmark (1), the Netherlands (1), Panama (1), Ukraine (1), United States (6: Maryland, Nebraska, Virginia)

• Oligocene of Kazakhstan (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (7), United States (2: Virginia, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (6: Illinois, Montana, North Dakota)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Canada (33: Alberta), the Russian Federation (1), United States (38: Alabama, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 112 collections including 113 occurrences

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