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Family Lamprididae Gottfried et al. 2006 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Lampridiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 246997

Full reference: M. D. Gottfried, R. E. Fordyce, and S. Rust. 2006. Megalampris keyesi, a Giant Moonfish (Teleostei, Lampridiformes) from the Late Oligocene of New Zealand. 26(3):544-551

Parent taxon: Lampridiformes according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Analectis, Ateleopus, Bajaichthyidae, Bathysoma, Danatinia, Eolophotes, Palaeocentrotus, Pegasus volans, Protolophotus, Regalecidae, Trachipteridae, Turkmene, Veliferidae

Subtaxa: Megalampris

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Type: Megalampris

Ecology: nektonic omnivore