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Knightia

Actinopteri - Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei

Taxonomy
Knightia was named by Jordan (1907) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than T Eo-l Sepkoski's reference number: 915]. Its type is Knightia eocaena.

It was assigned to Clupeidae by Jordan (1907); to Pellonulinae by Grande (1982); and to Clupeiformes by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1907Knightia Jordan p. 136
1982Knightia Grande p. 22
2002Knightia Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
RankNameAuthor
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteoglossocephalai
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
Otomorpha
Clupei
orderClupeiformesBleeker 1859
familyClupeoidei(Bleeker 1859)
familyClupeidaeBleeker 1859
subfamilyPellonulinae
genusKnightia

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-20 21:03:52
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:03:52
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Campanian to the top of the Oligocene or 83.50000 to 23.03000 Ma

Collections (7 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Campanian - Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0Antarctica K. andreae (150274)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) K. eocaena (15853) K. sp. (74615 74616 74617 85026)
Middle Eocene - Oligocene48.6 - 23.03Argentina (Chubut) K. andreae (141241)