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Elopidae

Actinopteri - Elopiformes - Elopidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1846Elopidae Bonaparte
1901Elopidae Woodward p. 7
1921Elopidae Jordan p. 242
1963Elopidae Jordan p. 617
1964Elopidae Estes p. 48
1966Elopidae Casier p. 117
1970Elopidae Applegate p. 405
1970Elopidae Estes and Berberian p. 3
1981Elopidae Thurmond and Jones p. 88
2001Elopidae Peng et al. p. 16
2001Elopidae Purdy et al. p. 162
2003Elopidae Forey et al. p. 228
2012Elopidae Fierstine et al. p. 12
2013Elopidae Betancur-R. et al.
2017Elopidae Lin et al. p. 884

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
RankNameAuthor
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Elopocephalai
Elopocephala
Elopomorpha()
orderElopiformesSauvage 1875
familyElopidaeBonaparte 1846
familyElopidaeBonaparte 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.

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 21:12:52
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:12:52
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 Kimmeridgian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 155.70000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 150.8 Ma

Collections (53 total)


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)
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) Elopidae indet. (35262)
Early/Lower Cretaceous145.0 - 100.5Brazil (Pernambuco) Notelops brama, Rhacolepis buccalis (193049 193054) Notelops brama, Rhacolepis buccalis, Paraelops cearenses (193050) Rhacolepis buccalis (193052 193053) Rhacolepis buccalis, Paraelops cearenses (193051)
Hauterivian132.9 - 129.4United Kingdom Elops neocomiensis (66421)
Early/Lower Barremian130.0 - 125.45Spain Ichthyemidion vivaldi (123437)
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. (80283)
Albian - Cenomanian113.0 - 93.9Canada (Alberta) Osmeroides transversus (22733)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0Italy (Campania) Anaethalion sp. (112631)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Lebanon Ctenodentelops striatus (124426)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5USA (Colorado) Elopopsis sp. (132505)
Middle Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Canada (Saskatchewan) Elopopsis sp. (22731 52997)
Early/Lower Turonian93.5 - 89.3Morocco (Meknès - Tafilalt) Osmeroides rheris (51686)
Early/Lower Turonian93.5 - 89.3Czech Republic Osmeroides sp. (90517)
Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian85.8 - 70.6USA (Alabama) Palelops eutawensis (81932 82047 82049)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0New Zealand (South Island) Thrissopater sp. (101382)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Utah) Elopidae indet. (14421)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) Elopidae indet. (119088) Paratarpon apogerontus (34302 34321)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Arizona) Elopidae indet. (24915 32301)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (Montana) Elopidae indet. (13142)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (South Dakota) Elopidae indet. (14537)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Elopidae indet. (14505 14519 14538 14566)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Elopidae indet. (14585)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom (England) Elops sp., Esocelops cavifrons, Promegalops signeuxae, Promegalops sheppeyensis (13299)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3France Elops miiformis (188958 188961) Elops miriformis (188960)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Elopidae indet. (68021)
Altonian19.0 - 15.9New Zealand Elops miocaenicus (67900)
Altonian19.0 - 15.9New Zealand (Southland) Elops miocaenicus (85538)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Iran Spaniodon opisthodon, Spaniodon squamigera (77215)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6USA (California) Ectasis proriger (120822)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Georgia) Elops saurus (20604)