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Leptolepis Agassiz 1843 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopterygii - Teleostei - Leptolepidae

Synonyms: Ascalabos M√ľnster 1839, Megastoma Costa 1850, Oxygonius Agassiz 1845, Sarginites Costa 1850, Tharsis Giebel 1848

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

Parent taxon: Leptolepidae according to D. Delsate 1997

Sister taxa: Aethalion, Lycoptera, Pachythrissops, Thrissops

Subtaxa: Leptolepis africana, Leptolepis autissiodorensis, Leptolepis brodiei, Leptolepis coryphaenoides, Leptolepis disjectus, Leptolepis gregarius, Leptolepis jaegeri, Leptolepis koonwarri, Leptolepis lowei, Leptolepis macrophthalmus, Leptolepis nevadensis, Leptolepis normandica, Leptolepis saltviciensis, Leptolepis talbragarensis, Leptolepis valdensis

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Type: Cyprinus coryphaenoides

Ecology: nektonic carnivore