Taxon calibrated
Total group Bolinichthys
Minimum age
5.33 Ma
Maximum 95% CI age
87.37 Ma
Denton 2013 described the fossil, position of genus in tree determined in Denton (2015).
Modelo Formation, California, USA
Age Authority
Late Miocene, age estimate derived from Gradstein et al. (2012)
Outgroup sequence
Bolinichthys sp. (Total group Bolinichthys, 5.33 Ma)
Eomyctophum koraense (Crown Myctophiformes, 32.02 Ma)
Aipichthys velifer (Total group Lampridformes, 98 Ma)
Apateodus glyphodus (Total group Aulopiformes, 103.13 Ma)
Leptolepides haerteisi (Total group Euteleostei, 150.94 Ma)
Anaethalion zapporum (Crown Teleostei, 151.2 Ma)
Occithrissops willsoni (stem Teleostei 5, 166.1 Ma)
Leptolepis coryphaenoides (stem Teleostei 4, 181.7 Ma)
Dorsetichthys bechei (stem Teleostei 3, 193.81 Ma)
Knerichthys bronni (stem Teleostei 2, 221 Ma)
Prohalecites porroi (stem Teleostei 1, 236 Ma)
Watsonulus (stem Halecomorphi 1, 251.2 Ma)
Taxa this fossil might apply to:
Class: Actinopteri
Subclass: Neopterygii
Infraclass: Teleostei
Megacohort: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohort: Clupeocephala
Cohort: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohort: Neoteleostei
Infracohort: Eurypterygia
Section: Ctenosquamata
Subsection: Myctophata
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae