Hiodontiformes

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Hiodontiformes
Hiodon tergisus NOAA.jpg
Hiodon tergisus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Hiodontiformes
Taverne, 1979
Families

Hiodontidae (mooneyes)

Hiodontiformes is a relatively new order of fish, consisting of the two living species of the mooneye family Hiodontidae and three genera of extinct types.

These are traditionally classified with the Osteoglossiformes, and many authorities still do, but fossil study of the extinct Yanbiania suggest that the hiodontids separated from other osteoglossiforms early, and thus belong to a separate order.

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