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Fossil History of Billfishes (Xiphioidei)

@article{Fierstine2006FossilHO,
  title={Fossil History of Billfishes (Xiphioidei)},
  author={Harry L. Fierstine},
  journal={Bulletin of Marine Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={79},
  pages={433-453}
}
This review characterizes each of the five extinct and extant families of billfishes and discusses the relevant literature. Families include: hemingwayidae (monotypic; late Paleocene, turkmenistan), Blochiidae (1 genus, 2 species; middle eocene, Italy), Palaeorhynchidae (4 genera, ca. 22 species; early eocene-possibly early miocene, eu­ rope, Iran, Russia, U.s.a.), Xiphiidae that includes the subfamilies Xiphiorhynchi­ nae (1 genus, 9 species; early eocene-late oligocene, egypt, europe, U.s.a… 

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