Diversity of Mesozoic semionotiform fishes and the origin of gars (Lepisosteidae)

Abstract

Gars (Lepisosteidae) are ray-finned fishes with controversial relationships to other actinopterygian lineages. When fossil taxa are considered, gars are grouped with Mesozoic macrosemiids and ‘semionotids’ in the Semionotiformes, but the intra-relationships within this order are still elusive. Here, the evolutionary history of gars is reinvestigated using a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00114-010-0722-7

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