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Actinopteri -

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Elopomorpha Greenwood et al. p. 350
1990Elopomorpha Nolf and Dockery III p. 2
1992Elopomorpha Fielitz and Bardack
1993Elopomorpha Poyato-Ariza and Wenz
2003Elopomorpha Forey et al. p. 229
2006Elopomorpha Nelson
2007Elopomorpha Carnevale p. 8
2011Elopomorpha Long p. 242
2013Elopomorpha Betancur-R. et al.
2014Elopomorpha Bannikov p. 25
2019Elopomorpha Ebersole et al. p. 156

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleostei(Müller 1846)

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: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2004-08-17 14:52:40
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:50:42
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum
Reference: Carroll 1988

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Tithonian to the top of the Holocene or 152.10000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 150.8 Ma

Collections (342 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Germany (Eastern Barvaria) Anaethalion cirinensis (187436)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Anaethalion angustus, Anaethalion cirinensis (154138)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Germany (Bavaria) Anaethalion sp. (150583)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Germany (Bayern) Anaethalion zapporum, Elopsomolos sp. (59175)
Tithonian152.1 - 145.0France (Var) Naiathaelon okkidion (124450)
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) Elopidae indet., Elopomorpha indet., Naiathaelon okkidion (35262)
Early/Lower Cretaceous145.0 - 100.5Brazil (Pernambuco) Brannerion sp., Rhacolepis buccalis (193052) Brannerion sp., Rhacolepis buccalis, Paraelops cearenses (193051) Notelops brama, Brannerion sp., Rhacolepis buccalis (193049) Notelops brama, Brannerion sp., Rhacolepis buccalis, Paraelops cearenses (193050) Notelops brama, Rhacolepis buccalis (193054) Rhacolepis buccalis (193053)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0France (Lyon) Baugeichthys caeruleus (133597)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (Texas) Deltaichthys albuloides (134382)
Hauterivian132.9 - 129.4United Kingdom Elops neocomiensis (66421)
Early/Lower Barremian130.0 - 125.45Spain Ichthyemidion vivaldi (123437)
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45Spain (Cuenca) Elopoidei indet. (61889)
Barremian - Early/Lower Aptian129.4 - 122.46Belgium (Sauerland) Anaethalion robustus (22645)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46Russian Federation (Nerchinsk) Pholidophorus macrorhynchus (142140)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Brazil (Ceara) Paraelops cearensis (142447)
Late/Upper Aptian - Early/Lower Albian122.46 - 109.0Brazil (Pernacumbo) Notelops brama, Paraelops cearenses, Racholepis sp. (165422)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Mexico (Puebla) Notelops sp., Megalops sp. (80283)
Albian113.0 - 100.5USA (Texas) Casierius heckeli (99144)
Albian - Cenomanian113.0 - 93.9Canada (Alberta) Osmeroides transversus (22733)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0Italy (Campania) Anaethalion sp. (112631)