Diaphus Eigenmann 1890 (lanternfish)

Actinopteri - Myctophiformes - Myctophidae

Alternative spelling: Myctophum (Diaphus)

Parent taxon: Myctophidae according to L. J. Legendre et al. 2020

See also Arambourg 1925, Brzobohaty and Nolf 1995, Carnevale 2007, Fierstine et al. 2012, Girone et al. 2006, Kalabis 1948, Kalabis and Schultz 1974, Lin et al. 2017, Nolf and Steurbaut 1983, Schwarzhans et al. 2017, Sepkoski 2002 and Stringer 1998

Sister taxa: Aethoprora, Eomyctophinae, Lampanyctinae, Lobianchia, Protomyctophum, Scopelopsis, Scopelus, Taaningichthys

Subtaxa: Diaphus alcoholicus Diaphus bolini Diaphus brachycephalus Diaphus crassus Diaphus dumerilii Diaphus duosensitivus Diaphus edwardsi Diaphus holti Diaphus italicus Diaphus larteti Diaphus longirostris Diaphus marambionis Diaphus meniliticus Diaphus microsomus Diaphus molossus Diaphus perspicillatoides Diaphus polysarcus Diaphus prisismetallis Diaphus problematicus Diaphus rafinesqui Diaphus regani Diaphus sauvagei Diaphus splendidus Diaphus stafforaensis Diaphus sulcatus Diaphus taaningi Diaphus theta Diaphus vexillifer Myctophum (Diaphus) sauvagei

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Greece (9), Italy (6), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Greece (4), Italy (3), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Greece (13), Italy (23), Japan (2), Panama (4), United States (1: California), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (2), France (4), Hungary (5), Italy (2), Romania (1), United States (1: Washington)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Brazil (1), France (6)

• Tertiary of United States (1: Mississippi)

• Paleogene of the Czech Republic (1)

Total: 96 collections including 250 occurrences

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