Gar Species

Exant Species
Genus Lepisosteus

Longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus)

Shortnose gar (Lepisosteus platostomus)

Spotted gar (Lepisosteus oculatus)

Florida gar (Lepisosteus platyrhincus)

Genus Atractosteus

Tropical gar (Atractosteus tropicus)

Cuban gar (Atractosteus tristoechus)

Alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula)

Extinct Species (images coming soon)**
Genus Lepisosteus
L. opertus (Estes 1964)
L. indicus (Woodward 1908)
L. fimbriatus (Wood 1846)
L. bemisi

Genus Atractosteus
A. strausi (Kinkelin 1884)
A. simplex (Leidy 1873)
A. africanus (Arambourg & Joleaud 1943)
A. occidentalis (Leidy 1856)
A. atrox (Leidy 1873)
A. messelensis
A. falipoui (Cavin & Brito 2001)

Genus Cuneatus
C. cuneatus (Cope 1878)
C. wileyi

Genus Masillosteus
M. kelleri (Micklich & Klappert 2001)
M. janeae

Genus Obaichthys
O. decoratus (Wenz & Brito 1992)
O. africanus

Genus Dentilepisosteus
D. laevis (Wenz & Brito 1992)
D. kemkemensis

Hybrid Forms (currently known, images coming soon)

Atractosteus spatula x Lepisosteus osseus
Atractosteus spatula x Lepisosteus platostomus
Atractosteus spatula x Lepisosteus oculatus
Lepisosteus osseus x Lepisosteus platostomus


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