List of prehistoric bony fish genera

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The following list of prehistoric fishes is not a completely comprehensive list. Not all are listed here, only the ray-finned fish. Genera will have links to their corresponding articles, but species will not have any links.

Leedsichthys, a giant pachycormid

This list of prehistoric bony fish is an attempt to create a simple yet comprehensive listing of not all genera, but only a few examples.

List of prehistoric bony fish[change | change source]

Abadzekhia[change | change source]

Main article: Abadzekhia

Abadzekhia is an extinct genus of Oligocene snake mackerel.

Aeoliscoides[change | change source]

Main article: Aeoliscoides

Aeoliscoides is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish that lived from the early to middle Eocene.

Aglyptorhynchus[change | change source]

Main article: Aglyptorhynchus

Sinamia

Aglyptorhynchus is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish from the order Scombriformes.

Allomorone[change | change source]

Main article: Allomorone

Allomorone is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish.

Amphiperca[change | change source]

Main article: Amphiperca

Amphiperca is an extinct genus of prehistoric ray-finned fish that lived from the early to middle Eocene.

Amiopsis[change | change source]

Main article: Amiopsis

Amiopsis is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish.

Aeduella[change | change source]

Main article: Aeduella

Gabanellia

Aeduella is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish.

Aulorhamphus[change | change source]

Main article: Aulorhamphus

Aulorhamphus is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish that lived from the early to middle Eocene.

Ascalabos[change | change source]

Main article: Ascalabos

Ascalabos is an extinct genus of prehistoric actinopterygian fish known from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone of Germany. It contains one species, A. voithii.

Archaeolepidotus[change | change source]

Main article: Archaeolepidotus

Archaeolepidotus is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish that lived during the Early Triassic epoch.

Bolinichthyes[change | change source]

Main article: Bolinichthyes

Ascalabos

Bolinichthyes is an extinct genus of prehistoric ray-finned fish, a member of the order Myctophiformes. Its only species is Bolinichthyes longipes.

Beerichthys[change | change source]

Main article: Beerichthys

Paranguilla tigrina

Beerichthys ingens is an extinct prehistoric bony fish that was a member of the Ypresian London Clay fauna of lower Eocene England.

Bawitius[change | change source]

Main article: Bawitius

Bawitius is an extinct genus of gargantuan bichir from the Upper Cretaceous.

Caturus[change | change source]

Main article: Caturus

Lophar miocaenus

Caturus (from Greek: κατω kato, 'down' and Greek: οὐρά ourá 'tail') is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish related to the modern-day bowfin. It is possibly non-monophyletic.

Chibapsetta[change | change source]

Main article: Chibapsetta

Chibapsetta dolichurostyli is an extinct, prehistoric right-eye flounder that lived during the Pleistocene epoch in what is now Japan.

Calamostoma[change | change source]

Main article: Calamostoma

Calamostoma is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish that belongs to the order Syngnathiformes. It lived from the early to middle Eocene.

Cimolichthys[change | change source]

Miain article: Cimolichthys

Cimolichthys is an extinct genus of nektonic aulopiformid fish.

Dalpiazella[change | change source]

Main article: Dalpiazella

Dalpiazella brevicauda is an extinct species of eel.

Daedalichthys[change | change source]

Main article: Daedalichthys

Callipurbeckia

Daedalichthys is an extinct genus of prehistoric ray-finned fish.

Gabanellia[change | change source]

Main article: Gabanellia

Gabanellia is an extinct, prehistoric perleidiform from the Late Triassic.

Heterolepidotus[change | change source]

Main article: Heterolepidotus

Dapedium politum fossil

Heterolepidotus is an extinct genus of prehistoric ray-finned fish, a member of the Amiiformes.

Ichthyokentema[change | change source]

Main article: Ichthyokentema

Ichthyokentema (meaning "fish-goad") is an extinct genus of stem-teleost fish that has one species called Ichthyokentema purbeckensis.

Kyphosichthys[change | change source]

Main article: Kyphosichthys

Kyphosichthys is an extinct genus of basal actinopterygian.

Leedsichthys[change | change source]

Main article: Leedsichthys

Leedsichthys is an extinct genus of giant pachycormid. It has two species, the type being Leedsichthys problematicus, and the other being Leedsichthys notocetes. Leedsichthys is the largest fish known, with an estimated length of up to 16 metres.

Lompoquia[change | change source]

Main article: Lompoquia

Lompoquia retropes is an extinct species of ray-finned fishes belonging to the family Sciaenidae.

Palaeoatherina[change | change source]

Main article: Palaeoatherina

Palaeoatherina is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish.

Rhenanoperca[change | change source]

Main article: Rhenanoperca

Calamostoma

Rhenanoperca is an extinct genus of prehistoric perciform fish that lived from the early to middle Eocene. It is a kind of fossil fish.

Robustichthys[change | change source]

Main article: Robustichthys

Scombroclupea[change | change source]

Main article: Scombroclupea

Scombroclupea is an extinct, prehistoric clupeiform that lived during the Cenomanian.

Serenoichthys[change | change source]

Main article: Serenoichthys

Serenoichthys kemkemsis is an extinct genus of small bichir.

Trachicaranx[change | change source]

Main article: Trachicaranx

Scombroclupea

Trachicaranx tersus is an extinct, prehistoric jackfish from what is now Turkmenistan.

Tungtingichthys[change | change source]

Main article: Tungtingichthys

Tungtingichthys is an extinct, prehistoric perciform that lived during the middle division of the Eocene epoch of China.

Uarbryichthys[change | change source]

Main article: Uarbryichthys

Uarbryichthys is an extinct genus of freshwater ray-finned fish that lived during the Upper Jurassic of Australia.

Urosphen[change | change source]

Main article: Urosphen

Trachicaranx and Archaeus

Urosphen is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish that lived from the early to middle Eocene.

Xiphactinus[change | change source]

Main article: Xiphactinus

Lycoptera davidi

Xiphactinus (from Latin and Greek for "sword-ray") was a large, 4.5 to 5 m (15 to 20 feet) long predatory bony fish that lived during the late Albian to the late Maastrichtian. It looked like a giant, fanged tarpon.

Zignoichthys[change | change source]

Main article: Zignoichthys

Zignoichthys is an extinct genus of prehistoric pufferfish. In life, it would have resembled a paunchy triggerfish.

Zaphlegulus[change | change source]

Main article: Zaphlegulus

Zaphlegulus is an extinct genus of mackerel-like fish found off the coast of what is now California during the late Miocene. It belongs to the family Euzaphlegidae. The type species is Zaphlegulus venturaensis.

Zeuchthiscus[change | change source]

Main article: Zeuchthiscus

Libotonius

Zeuchthiscus is an extinct genus of prehistoric ray-finned fish that lived in Australia during the Early Triassic Period.

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References[change | change source]

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