Palaeopomacentrus orphae Bellwood and Sorbini 1996 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acanthomorphata - Pomacentridae

Full reference: D. R. Bellwood and L. Sorbini. 1996. A review of the fossil record of the Pomacentridae (Teleostei: Labroidei) with a description of a new genus and species from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 117:159-174

Belongs to Palaeopomacentrus according to D. R. Bellwood and L. Sorbini 1996

See also Bellwood 1999 and Carnevale et al. 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MCSNV IG 23692, a skeleton. Its type locality is Pesciara (Alveolina dainelli Zone), which is in a Ypresian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Italy.

Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution: found only at Pesciara (Alveolina dainelli Zone)

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