Sorbinithurus sorbinii Tyler 1999 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acanthuriformes - Acanthuridae

Full reference: J. C. Tyler. 1999. A new genus and species of surgeon fish (Acanthuridae) with four dorsal-fin spines from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy. Studi e ricerche sui giacimenti terziari de Bolca 257-268

Belongs to Sorbinithurus according to J. C. Tyler 1999

See also Bannikov 2014 and Carnevale et al. 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MCSNV 524, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Monte Bolca (Pesciara), which is in a Lutetian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Italy.

Ecology: fast-moving aquatic grazer

Distribution:

• Eocene of Italy (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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