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†family Pycnodontidae Agassiz 1835 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopterygii - Pycnodontiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 210644

Alternative spelling: Pycnodontes

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1835. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome IV (livr. 4). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 33-52

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

Sister taxa: Brembodontidae, Coccodontidae, Eomesodon

Subtaxa: Acrotemnus, Anomoeodus, Athrodon, Callodus, Coccodus, Coelodus, Gyrodus, Iemanja, Macromesodon, Microdus, Micropycnodon, Neoproscinetes, Nonaphalagodus, Omphalodus, Paramicrodon, Polypsephis, Proscincetes, Pycnodontinae, Pycnodus, Pycnomicrodon, Sphaerodus, Stemmatodus, Tepexichthys, Xenopholis

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Ecology: nektonic durophage-carnivore