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Temporal range: Lutetian[1]
Paranguilla tigrina.jpg
Fossil specimen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Suborder: Anguilloidei
Family: Paranguillidae
Genus: Paranguilla
Bleeker, 1864
Species: P. tigrina
Binomial name
Paranguilla tigrina
Bleeker, 1864

Paranguilla tigrina is an extinct prehistoric eel that lived during the Lutetian epoch of the Eocene, in what is now Monte Bolca.[1]

Some of the better preserved fossils show that the living animals had complex patterns of spots. P. tigrina and Dalpiazella brevicauda constitute the extinct family Paranguillidae.

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  1. ^ a b Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363: 1–560. Retrieved 2009-02-27.