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Actinopteri -

Neoteleostei was named by Rosen (1973). It is extant.

It was assigned to Teleostei by Nolf and Dockery (1990) and Arratia and Chorn (1998); to Euteleosteii by Forey et al. (2003); and to Euteleosteomorpha by Betancur-R et al. (2013).

Sister taxa
Ateleopodia, Eurypterygia

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1973Neoteleostei Rosen
1990Neoteleostei Nolf and Dockery III p. 6
1998Neoteleostei Arratia and Chorn
2003Neoteleostei Forey et al. p. 229
2013Neoteleostei Betancur-R. et al.

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
NeoteleosteiRosen 1973
NeoteleosteiRosen 1973

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 Barremian to the top of the Holocene or 129.40000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 125.45 Ma

Collections (1045 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Morocco (Meknes-Tafilalet) Acanthomorpha indet., Errachidia pentapsinosa, Homalopagus multispinosus, Magrebichthys nelsoni (136753)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (Nebraska) Acanthichthys major (133595)
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45France Solea sp. (75576)
Barremian129.4 - 125.0Spain (Teruel) Alepisauroidei indet. (91420)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Mexico (Chiapas) Alepisauriformes indet., Saurorhamphus sp. (68835) Saurorhamphus sp. (192074)
Late/Upper Albian105.3 - 99.6Italy Pogonias harpago (77178) Pogonias prodromus (76512) Pogonias prodromus, Pogonias harpago, Pogonias missilis (77255)
Late/Upper Albian - Cenomanian105.3 - 93.9Russian Federation (Belgorod) Dercetidae indet. (32314)
Late/Upper Albian - Early/Lower Cenomanian105.3 - 93.5Brazil (Maranhão) Atlanticopristis equatorialis (56365)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Brazil (Maranhão) Sparidae indet. (67225)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Lebanon Apateopholis laniatus, Rhynchodercetis yovanovitchi, Rhynchodercetis gracilis, Serrilepis prymnostrigos, Serrilepis minor, Nematonotus bottae, Paracentrus lebanonensis (124426)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Italy Pogonias hirsutus (78741) Pogonias incallidus, Pogonias hirsutus, Pogonias prodromus, Pogonias harpago (78742)
Cenomanian - Early/Lower Turonian100.5 - 89.3Morocco (Souss-Massa-Draa) Eotrigonodon tabroumiti (87164)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0Japan (Hokkaido) Myctophidae indet. (161434)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Morocco (Souss-Massa) Spinocaudichthys oumtkoutensis (133582)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Italy Pogonias harpago (77273) Pogonias prodromus, Pogonias harpago (77274)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Palestinian Territory Dercetoides venator, Pharmacichthys judensis, Aipichthyoides galeatus, Aipichthyoides formosus, Judeoberyx princeps, Saurorhamphus judeaensis, Serrilepis longidens (11804)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Morocco (Er Rachida) Rhynchodercetis sp., Saurorhamphus sp., Acanthomorpha indet. (120457)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Italy Pogonias hirsutus (76493 77177) Pogonias incallidus (77110)
Middle Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Palestinian Territory Saurorhamphus judeaensis (117142)
Middle Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Canada (Saskatchewan) Acanthomorpha indet. (22731)