Xiphiorhynchus

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Xiphiorhynchus
Temporal range: Early Eocene-Late Miocene
~48.6–5.332 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Xiphiidae
Genus: Xiphiorhynchus
Van Beneden 1871
Species
  • X. elegans Van Beneden 1871 (type)
  • X. eocaenicus Woodward 1901
  • X. parvus Casier 1966
  • X. priscus Agassiz 1833
  • X. rotundus Monsch et al. 2005

Xiphiorhynchus is an extinct genus of prehistoric ray-finned fish. It is a member of the Xiphiidae, commonly known as swordfish or broadbills. Unlike the modern swordfish, both its upper and lower jaws were extended into blade-like rostrums.

Distribution[edit]

Fossils of Xiphiorhynchus have been found in:[1]

Eocene
Oligocene
Miocene

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