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†family Actinolepidae Gross 1940 (armour-plated fish)

Placodermi - Arthrodira

PaleoDB taxon number: 150027

Parent taxon: Arthrodira according to D. L. Dineley and S. J. Metcalfe 1999

Sister taxa: Africanaspis, Arctolepidae, Arctonema, Arenipiscis, Atlantidosteus, Belemnacanthus, Belosteus, Brachydeirus, Brachyosteus, Braunosteus, Bruntonichthys, Buchanosteus, Bullerichthys, Bungartius, Burrinijucosteus, Callognathus, Camuropiscidae, Cosmacanthus, Cyrtosteus, Deirosteus, Deveonema, Dicksonosteus, Eldenosteus, Errolosteus, Erromenosteus, Eskimaspis, Euantiarcha, Euarthrodira, Eubrachythoraci, Gemuendenaspis, Goodradigbeeon, Grazosteus, Groenlandaspis, Gyroplacosteus, Harrytoombsia, Holdenius, Hollardosteus, Incisoscutoidea, Incisoscutum, Kendrickichthys, Kimberia, Kimberleyichthys, Kueichowlepis, Latocamurus, Laurentaspis, Leptosteus, Malerosteus, Mcnamaraspis, Megaloplax, Murmur, Operchallosteus, Overtonaspis, Oxyosteus, Parabelosteus, Parabuchanosteus, Paramylostoma, Phlyctaeniidae, Plourdosteus, Prescottaspis, Qataraspis, Rachiosteus, Rhenonema, Rolfosteus, Selenosteidae, Squamatognathus, Stegophthalami, Stuertzaspis, Synauchenia, Taemasosteus, Tafilalichthys, Tapinosteus, Taunaspis, Temnothoraci, Tiaraspis, Timanosteus, Toombsosteus, Torosteus, Trematosteus, Tropidosteus, Tubonasus, Wheathillaspis, Williamsaspis, Wuttagoonaspina, Yinosteus, Phyllolepida, Phylctaeniida, Actinolepidoidei, Brachythoraci

Subtaxa: Actinolepis, Aethaspis, Aleosteus, Anarthraspis, Baringaspis, Bollandaspis, Bryantolepis, Heightingtonaspis, Kujdanowiaspis, Lehmanosteus, Proaethaspis, Sigaspis, Simblaspis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore