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Temporal range: 5–0 Ma
Early Pliocene to Present[1]
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Beluga sturgeon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Acipenseriformes
Family: Acipenseridae
Genus: Huso
J. F. Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833

Huso is a genus of large sturgeons from Eurasia. It contains two species, which both are critically endangered:

Recent data indicate a polyphyletic origin of the genus Huso, and it is suggested that the two Huso species should be included in the genus Acipenser.[2][3][4]


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  2. ^ Vasil'eva, E.D.; Valil'ev, V.P.; Shedko, S.V.; Novomodny, G.V. (2009). "The revision of the validity of the genus Huso (Acipenseridae) based on recent morphological and genetic data with particular reference to the Kaluga H. dauricus.". Journal of Ichthyology. 49 (10): 861–867. doi:10.1134/s0032945209100038. 
  3. ^ Krieger, J.; Hett, A.K.; Fuerst, P.A.; Artyukhin, E.; Ludwig, A. (2008). "The molecular phylogeny of the order Acipenseriformes revisited.". Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 24: 36–45. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0426.2008.01088.x. 
  4. ^ Peng, Z.; Ludwig, A.; Wang, D.; Diogo, R.; Wei, Q.; He, S. (2007). "Age and biogeography of major clades in sturgeons and paddlefishes (Pisces: Acipenseriformes).". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 42: 854–862. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.09.008. PMID 17158071.