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Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1981Lepisostoidei Thurmond and Jones p. 82
1988Lepisosteioidei Case and Schwimmer p. 297
2012Lepisosteioidei López-Arbarello

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
infraclassHolostei(Müller 1846)
Ginglymodi(Cope 1871)
orderLepisosteiformesHay 1929

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: freshwatero
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-20 21:27:01
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:32:18
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Berriasian to the top of the Holocene or 145.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 132.9 Ma

Collections (525 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Berriasian - Valanginian145.0 - 132.9South Africa (Eastern Cape) Lepisosteidae indet. (88876)
Late/Upper Berriasian - Valanginian145.0 - 132.9United Kingdom (England) Lepisosteus fittonii (168982)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Niger (Agadez) Pliodetes nigeriensis (37200)
Aptian - Albian125.0 - 100.5USA (Utah) Lepisosteidae indet. (97951)
Late/Upper Aptian - Early/Lower Albian122.46 - 109.0Brazil (Pernacumbo) Araripelepidotes temnurus (165422)
Late/Upper Aptian - Early/Lower Albian122.46 - 109.0USA (Oklahoma) Lepisosteidae indet. (14374 14392)
Albian113.0 - 100.5USA (Texas) Lepisosteus sp. (14375 14391)
Albian - Cenomanian113.0 - 93.9Morocco Oniichthys falipoui (124314)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0Brazil (Ceará) Obaichthys decoratus, Obaichthys laevis (92290)
Late/Upper Albian105.3 - 99.6USA (Nevada) Lepisosteidae indet. (181586)
Late/Upper Albian - Early/Lower Cenomanian105.3 - 93.5USA (Utah) Lepisosteus sp. (73611 73612)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Libya (Awbari) Lepisosteidae indet. (45725)
Cenomanian - Turonian100.5 - 89.8USA (Utah) Lepisosteidae indet. (200123)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Morocco (Er Rachida) Lepisosteidae indet. (25325)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5France (Poitou-Charentes) Lepisosteidae indet. (77232)
Turonian93.9 - 89.8Canada (Nunavut) Lepisosteidae indet. (45559)
Middle Turonian93.5 - 89.3USA (New Mexico) Lepisosteidae indet. (52360)
Middle Turonian - Late/Upper Turonian93.5 - 89.3Uzbekistan (Navoi) Lepisosteidae indet. (46959 58164 58179) Lepisosteus turanensis (58168)
Middle Turonian - Late/Upper Turonian93.5 - 89.3Argentina (Neuquén) Lepisosteidae indet. (49097)
Early/Lower Coniacian89.3 - 85.8USA (Utah) Lepisosteus sp. (14393)