Family Atherinidae (silverside)

Actinopteri - Atheriniformes - Atherinidae

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

See also Bannikov 2014, Carnevale et al. 2014, Casier 1966 and Jordan 1963

Sister taxa: Atherinopsidae, Bedotiidae, Chirostoma, Colpichthys, Isonidae, Melanotaeniidae, Menidia, Mesogasteridae, Palaeoatherina, Pranesus, Pseudomugilidae, Rhamphognathidae, Stenatherina, Telmatherinidae

Subtaxa: Atherina Atherinidarum Atherinomorus Merriamella

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (5 collections)

• Pliocene of Greece (1), Jamaica (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Greece (1), Italy (1), Kazakhstan (2), New Zealand (2)

• Eocene of Italy (1), United States (1: Louisiana)

Total: 17 collections including 19 occurrences

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