Subfamily Acipenserinae Bonaparte 1838 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae

Parent taxon: Acipenseridae according to L. Grande and W. E. Bemis 1996

See also Grande and Hilton 2006

Sister taxa: Husinae, Priscosturioninae, Propenser, Propenserinae, Psammorhynchinae

Subtaxa: Acipenserini Scaphirhynchini

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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 (1: Virginia)

• Paleocene of United States (5: Montana, North Dakota)

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

• Cretaceous of Canada (26: Alberta), the Russian Federation (1), United States (34: Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 98 collections each including a single occurrence

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