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Temporal range: 56–0 Ma
Early Miocene to Present[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae
Genus: Ventrifossa
C. H. Gilbert & C. L. Hubbs, 1920

Ventrifossa is a genus of rattails in the family Macrouridae.


There are currently 23 recognized species in this genus


  1. ^ Sepkoski, J. (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Iwamoto, T., Nakayama, N., Shao, K.-T. & Ho, H.-C. (2015): Synopsis of the Grenadier Fishes (Gadiformes; Teleostei) of Taiwan. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, (Series 4), 62 (3): 31-126.