Atherina Linnaeus 1758 (silverside)

Actinopteri - Atheriniformes - Atherinidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Atherinidae according to G. Carnevale et al. 2014

See also Agassiz 1835, Bannikov 2014, Girone et al. 2006 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Atherinidarum, Atherinomorus, Merriamella

Subtaxa: Atherina boyeri Atherina gidjakensis Atherina macrocephala

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (5 collections)

• Pliocene of Greece (1)

• Miocene of Greece (1), Kazakhstan (2), New Zealand (2)

• Eocene of Italy (1)

Total: 12 collections including 14 occurrences

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