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Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1825Lepisosteidae Cuvier
1861Lepisosteidae Huxley p. 23
1895Lepidosteidae Woodward p. 440
1902Lepisosteidae Hay p. 376
1908Lepidosteidae Lambe
1960Lepidosteidae Gardiner p. 370
1963Lepisosteidae Jordan p. 615
1964Lepisosteidae Estes p. 43
1970Lepisosteidae Estes and Berberian p. 3
1981Lepisosteidae Thurmond and Jones p. 84
1988Lepisosteidae Case and Schwimmer p. 297
1989Lepisosteidae Bryant p. 22
1991Lepisosteidae Normark et al. p. 829
1993Lepisosteidae Cvancara and Hoganson p. 13
1999Lepisosteidae Weems p. 54
2001Lepisosteidae Cavin and Brito p. 662
2001Lepisosteidae Peng et al. p. 14
2001Lepisosteidae Purdy et al. p. 161
2012Lepisosteidae López-Arbarello
2013Lepisosteidae Betancur-R. et al.
2018Lepisosteidae Carnevale and Godfrey p. 163

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phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
infraclassHolostei(Müller 1846)
Ginglymodi(Cope 1871)
orderLepisosteiformesHay 1929
familyLepisosteidaeCuvier 1825
familyLepisosteidaeCuvier 1825

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 (526 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)
Aptian - Albian125.0 - 100.5USA (Utah) Lepisosteidae indet. (97951)
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)
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 - 93.5France (Poitou-Charentes) Lepisosteidae indet. (77232)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Morocco (Er Rachida) Lepisosteidae indet. (25325)
Turonian93.9 - 89.8Canada (Nunavut) Lepisosteidae indet. (45559)
Middle Turonian93.5 - 89.3USA (New Mexico) Lepisosteidae indet. (52360)
Middle Turonian - Late/Upper Turonian93.5 - 89.3Argentina (Neuquén) Lepisosteidae indet. (49097)
Middle Turonian - Late/Upper Turonian93.5 - 89.3Uzbekistan (Navoi) Lepisosteidae indet. (46959 58164 58179) Lepisosteus turanensis (58168)
Early/Lower Coniacian89.3 - 85.8USA (Utah) Lepisosteus sp. (14393)
Late/Upper Coniacian - Santonian89.3 - 83.6Niger (Tahoua) Lepisosteidae indet. (48867)
Late/Upper Coniacian - Early/Lower Campanian89.3 - 70.6USA (Mississippi) Lepisosteus sp., Atractosteus sp. (164393)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6Hungary (Veszprém) Lepisosteidae indet. (48722 173313 173314)