Family Balistidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Balistidae

Parent taxon: Balistoidei according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Danil'chenko 1960, Ebersole et al. 2019, Fierstine et al. 2012, Hay 1902 and Jordan 1963

Sister taxa: Eotrigonodontidae, Monacanthidae

Subtaxa: Balistes Grypodon Oligobalistes

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Marshall Islands (2 collections), United States (2: Florida, Georgia)

• Pliocene of South Africa (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Costa Rica (1), the Czech Republic (1), Indonesia (1), Mexico (1), Peru (1), Poland (1), Spain (1), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of the Russian Federation (1)

• Eocene of India (1)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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