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Suborder Pycnodontoidei Nursall 1996 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopterygii - Pycnodontiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 170396

Full reference: J. R. Nursall. 1996. The phylogeny of pycnodont fishes. Mesozoic Fishes – Systematics and Paleoecology. Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München 125-152

Parent taxon: Pycnodontiformes according to J. R. Nursall 1996

Sister taxa: Akromystax, Arcodonichthys, Grypodon, Gyrodontoidei, Gyronchus, Ichthyoceras, Nursallidae, Phacodus, Polygyrodus, Tibetodus, Trewavasia

Subtaxa: Brembodontidae, Coccodontidae, Eomesodon, Pycnodontidae

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Ecology: nektonic durophage-carnivore