Lepisosteus

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Lepidosteus
Temporal range: 100–0Ma
Late Cretaceous to Present[1]
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Longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lepisosteiformes
Family: Lepisosteidae
Genus: Lepisosteus
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

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Lepisosteus is a genus of gars in the family Lepisosteidae.

Species[edit]

The currently recognized species are:

Three species formerly classified in Lepisosteus (Tropical gar, Cuban gar, and Alligator gar) are now assigned to the genus Atractosteus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: p.560. Retrieved 2008-01-08.