Atractosteus

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Atractosteus
Atractosteus strausi.jpg
Atractosteus strausi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lepisosteiformes
Family: Lepisosteidae
Genus: Atractosteus
(Rafinesque, 1820)
Species

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Synonyms[1][2]
  • Lepisosteus (Atractosteus) Rafinesque 1820
  • Litholepis Rafinesque 1818
Atractosteus africanus fossils

Atractosteus is a genus of gars in the family Lepisosteidae, with three species.

Systematics[edit]

Lepisosteidae
Atractosteus

A. tropicus

A. tristoechus

A. spatula

Lepisosteus

L. oculatus

L. platyrhincus

L. osseus

L. platostomus

Species[edit]

Extant Species[edit]

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Atractosteus spatula (Alligatorhecht).jpg Atractosteus spatula Lacépède, 1803 Alligator gar Southern United States
Atractosteus tristoechus 03.JPG Atractosteus tristoechus Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801 Cuban gar Western Cuba and the Isla de la Juventud
Atractosteus tropicus 1zz.jpg Atractosteus tropicus T. N. Gill, 1863 Tropical gar southern Mexico to Costa Rica

Fossils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, R.; Pauly, D. (2017). "Lepisosteidae". FishBase version (02/2017). Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Lepisosteidae" (PDF). Deeplyfish- fishes of the world. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Cavin, Lionel; Martin, Michel; Valentin, Xavier (1996). "Occurrence of Atractosteus africanus (actinopterygii, lepisosteidae) in the early Campanien of Ventabren (Bouches-du-Rhône, France). Paleobiogeographical implications". Revue de Paléobiologie. 15 (1): 1–7. 
  4. ^ Haaramo, Mikko (2007). "Lepisosteiformes – gars and relatives". Mikko's Phylogeny Archive. Retrieved 3 July 2016.