Ductor


Ductor
Ductor
Temporal range: Early- Middle Eocene[1]
Ductor vestenae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Family: Ductoridae
Genus: Ductor
Species
  • D. leptosomus
  • D. vestenae

Ductor is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish that lived from the early to middle Eocene.[1] Fossils have been found in Monte Bolca.

In life, species of Ductor would have resembled pilot fish, though, they are more closely related to the jackfish. Some experts place Ductor into its own family, "Ductoridae," while others place the genus within the closely related Carangidae.

See also

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References

  1. ^ a b Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: p.560. http://strata.ummp.lsa.umich.edu/jack/showgenera.php?taxon=611&rank=class. Retrieved 2009-02-27.