Suborder Tetraodontoidei (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes

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

See also Bannikov 2014, Close et al. 2016, Dica 2002, Fierstine et al. 2012 and Kumar and Loyal 1987

Sister taxa: Alutera, Atlanticopristis, Balistoidei, Balistomorphus, Bolcabalistidae, Cretatriacanthus, Cryptobalistes, Eodiodon, Eoplectidae, Eospinus, Indotrigonodon, Kyrtogymnodon, Moloidei, Oligodiodon, Oligolactoria, Ostracioidei, Pisdurodon, Plectocretacicus, Progymnodon, Protobalistidae, Triacanthodoidei, Triacanthoidei, Triacanthus, Trigonodontoidae, Triodon, Zignoichthyidae

Subtaxa: Avitoplectidae Ctenoplectus Diodontidae Tetraodontidae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of France (1 collection), the Marshall Islands (3), United States (5: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina)

• Pliocene to Holocene of Uganda (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Uganda (2)

• Pliocene of Kenya (2), Libya (1), United States (3: Florida, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (2), Chad (1), Uganda (4), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Algeria (3), Australia (3), Austria (1), Brazil (3), Chad (1), Costa Rica (1), France (1), India (3), Italy (2), Mexico (1), Pakistan (1), Slovakia (2), Spain (1), Sri Lanka (2), United States (7: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene of France (1), Georgia (1), United States (2: Florida, South Carolina)

• Eocene of India (3), Italy (1), Romania (5), the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi)

Total: 81 collections including 94 occurrences

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