Atractosteus Rafinesque 1820 (gar)

Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae

Parent taxon: Lepisosteidae according to A. López-Arbarello 2012

See also Peng et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Lepidosteus, Lepisosteus, Masillosteus, Nhanulepisosteus, Oniichthys

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (4: Florida, Texas collections)

• Miocene of United States (3: Florida, Nebraska, Texas)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Northwest Territory)

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

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1), France (2), Romania (1), Spain (2), United States (5: Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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