Acipenseriformes

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Acipenseriformes
Temporal range: Late Jurassic–Recent
[1]
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Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Acipenseriformes
L. S. Berg, 1940
Families

Acipenseridae— sturgeons
Polyodontidae— paddlefishes
Chondrosteidae — extinct
Errolichthyidae — extinct
Peipiaosteidae — extinct

Yanosteus longidorsalis MHNT

Acipenseriformes /æsɨˈpɛnsərɨˈfɔrmz/ are an order of basal[2] ray-finned fishes that includes the sturgeons and paddlefishes, as well as some extinct families.[3]

Notable characteristics of Acipenseriformes include:

Species[edit]

Acipenseriformes[edit]

Order Acipenseriformes Berg, 1940

Timeline of genera[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiley, Edward G. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 76–79. ISBN 0-12-547665-5. 
  2. ^ Venkatesh, B. (2003). "Evolution and diversity of fish genomes". Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 13 (6): 588. doi:10.1016/j.gde.2003.09.001.  edit
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Acipenseriformes" in FishBase. 05 2006 version.