†family Dussumieriidae (herring)

Actinopteri - Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei

Alternative spelling: Dussumieriinae

Parent taxon: Clupeoidei according to L. Grande 1982

See also Applegate 1970, David 1943 and Jordan 1963

Sister taxa: Ancylostylidae, Chirocentridae, Clupavidae, Clupeidae, Clupeoidea, Cromeriidae, Dorosomidae, Engraulidae, Erythrinolepidae, Macristiidae, Notogoneidae, Phractolaemidae, Pristigasteridae, Ranulfoichthys, Scombroclupea

Subtaxa: Azalois Dussumieria Lygisma Smithites Spratelloides Sternbergia

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Greece (1), Italy (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (3), Italy (1), United States (3: California)

• Oligocene of Romania (1)

Total: 12 collections including 14 occurrences

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