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†family Saurocephalidae (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Osteoglossiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 127177

Alternative spelling: Saurocephalinae

Parent taxon: Osteoglossiformes according to J. T. Thurmond and D. E. Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Arapaimidae, Foreyichthyidae, Gymnarchidae, Lopadichthys, Lycopteridae, Monopteros, Mormyridae, Notopteridae, Opsithrissops, Osteoglossidae, Pantodontidae, Tongxinichthys, Wakinoichthiidae, Wilsonichthys, Xixiaichthys

Subtaxa: none

Type: Saurocephalus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore