Family Gonostomatidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Stomiatiformes - Gonostomatidae

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

See also Carnevale 2007, Danil'chenko 1960, David 1943, Fierstine et al. 2012 and Nazarkin 2015

Sister taxa: Argyripnus, Danaphos, Diplophidae, Gonostomata, Gonostomatoidei, Ichthyococcus, Ohuus, Paravinciguerria, Phosichthyidae, Phosichthyoidei, Polymetme, Praewoodsia, Sahelinia, Sternoptyx, Stomiidae

Subtaxa: Bonapartia Cyclothone Gonostoma Idrissia Sigmops

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (2 collections), Italy (3)

• Pliocene of Italy (3)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Greece (3), Italy (6), Japan (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (6: California)

• Oligocene of Romania (1)

Total: 27 collections including 33 occurrences

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