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Actinopteri -

Osteoglossocephalai is an unranked clade. It is extant.

It was assigned to Teleostei by Betancur-R et al. (2013).

Sister taxa
Clupeocephala, Osteoglossocephala

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2013Osteoglossocephalai Betancur-R. et al.

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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 Bathonian to the top of the Holocene or 168.30000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 166.1 Ma

Collections (1641 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Bathonian168.3 - 166.1Morocco (Figuig) Osteoglossiformes indet. (176120)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Germany (Eastern Barvaria) Leptolepides sp., Orthogonikleithrus sp. (187436)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Germany (Bavaria) Leptolepides sp. (132944 150583)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8France Leptolepides sp., Orthogonikleithrus sp., Orthogonikleithrus francogalliensis (24426)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Leptolepides sprattiformis (154138)
Tithonian152.1 - 145.0Greenland Cyprinidae indet. (1212 1214)
Tithonian - Berriasian152.1 - 139.8Morocco (Figuig) Osteoglossiformes indet., Siluriformes indet. (204918 204936) Siluriformes indet. (204979)
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0Germany (Bayern) Leptolepides sp., Orthogonikleithrus hoelli (118174) Leptolepides sprattiformis (31991)
Berriasian145.0 - 139.8Morocco (Figuig) Osteoglossiformes indet., Cypriniformes indet. (45726)
Berriasian145.0 - 139.8Israel Leptolepides sp. (84472)
Berriasian - Valanginian145.0 - 132.9China (Shandong) Tanichthys ningjiagouensis (47070)
Neocomian145.0 - 130.0Japan (Fukuoka) Aokiichthys sp., Aokiichthys toriyamai, Aokiichthys changae, Aokiichthys otai, Aokiichthys uyenoi, Aokiichthys praedorsalis (145243) Wakinoichthys aokii (145246) Wakinoichthys aokii, Wakinoichthys robustus (145244) Yungkangichthys macrodon, Wakinoichthys aokii (145245)
Neocomian145.0 - 130.0South Korea (Kyongsangnam-do) Wakinoichthys aokii (144935)
Early/Lower Cretaceous145.0 - 100.5Brazil (Pernambuco) Tharrhias araripis (193050 193051 193052 193053) Tharrhias araripis, Clupeocephala indet., Beurlenichthys ouricuriensis (193049)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (Nebraska) Acanthichthys major (133595)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0China (Gansu) Shuleichthys brachypteryx (135813)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0China Xixiaichthys tongxiensis (117997)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0China (NingXia) Tongxinichthys microdus (119465)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Morocco (Meknes-Tafilalet) Acanthomorpha indet., Errachidia pentapsinosa, Homalopagus multispinosus, Magrebichthys nelsoni (136753)
Valanginian139.8 - 132.9Japan (Ishikawa) Osteoglossidae indet. (32324)