Tauichthys aspesae Tyler and Bannikov 2000 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acanthuriformes - Acanthuridae

Full reference: J. C. Tyler and A. F. Bannikov. 2000. A new species of the surgeon fish genus Tauichthys from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy (Perciformes, Acanthuridae). Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 24:29-36

Belongs to Tauichthys according to J. C. Tyler and A. F. Bannikov 2000

See also Bannikov 2014 and Carnevale et al. 2014

Sister taxon: Tauichthys padremenini

Type specimen: MC-SNV T.17, a partial skeleton

Ecology: fast-moving aquatic grazer

Distribution: found only at Pesciara (Alveolina dainelli Zone) (Eocene of Italy)

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