Family Bythitidae Gill 1861 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Ophidiiformes - Bythitidae

Alternative spelling: Bythidae

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

See also Fierstine et al. 2012, Girone et al. 2006, Lin et al. 2017, Schwarzhans 2003 and Schwarzhans and Bratischko 2011

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Bellotia Brosmophycinae Brosmophycis Bythitidarum Bythitinae Dinematichthyinae Dinematichthys Grammonus Oligopus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore-parasite

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (5 collections), Italy (3), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Pliocene of Greece (3)

• Miocene of Greece (3), Italy (6)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), Germany (1)

• Eocene of France (5), Germany (1), Indonesia (1), the United Kingdom (7)

• Paleocene of Denmark (4), Ukraine (1), United States (1: Alabama)

Total: 43 collections including 51 occurrences

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