Family Merlucciidae Gill 1884 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Merlucciidae

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

See also Casier 1966, Fierstine et al. 2012, Jordan 1963, Přikryl et al. 2016, Schwarzhans 2003 and Schwarzhans and Bratischko 2011

Sister taxa: Bregmacerotidae, Gadidae, Lotidae, Moridae, Phycidae

Subtaxa: Macruroninae Merlucciidarum Merlucciinae Merluccius Palaeogadus Promerluccius Rhinocephalus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (4 collections), United States (1: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Italy (2), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Azerbaijan (2), Belgium (1), Germany (1), Italy (7), New Zealand (1), United States (4: Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Georgia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Azerbaijan (2), Belgium (1), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (2), Hungary (2), Poland (2), Romania (3)

• Eocene of Germany (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (7)

• Paleocene of Denmark (4), Ukraine (1)

Total: 60 collections including 67 occurrences

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