Merluccius Rafinesque 1810 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Merlucciidae

Parent taxon: Merlucciidae according to A. Girone et al. 2006

See also Carnevale and Godfrey 2018, Danil'chenko 1960, Fierstine et al. 2012, Fitch and Lavenberg 1983, Lin et al. 2017, Nolf and Steurbaut 1983, Pauca 1929, Purdy et al. 2001 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Macruroninae, Merlucciidarum, Merlucciinae, Palaeogadus, Promerluccius, Rhinocephalus

Subtaxa: Merluccius athanasiui Merluccius bilinearis Merluccius inferus Merluccius lednevi Merluccius macroactus Merluccius merluccius Merluccius ovalis Merluccius productus Merluccius pukeuriensis Merluccius rattazzii

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (4 collections), United States (1: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Italy (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Australia (1), Azerbaijan (1), Germany (1), Italy (5), New Zealand (1), United States (4: Virginia)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Azerbaijan (2), Hungary (1), Romania (2)

Total: 30 collections including 32 occurrences

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