Astroscopus (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Uranoscopiformes - Uranoscopidae

Parent taxon: Uranoscopidae according to G. Carnevale and S. J. Godfrey 2018

See also Carnevale et al. 2011, Fitch and Lavenberg 1983 and Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Kathetostoma, Uranoscopidarum, Uranoscopus

Subtaxa: Astroscopus countermani

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Virginia collection)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (1: Maryland)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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