Merluccius rattazzii Lin et al. 2017 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Merlucciidae

Full reference: C.-H. Lin, R. Brzobohaty, D. Nolf and A. Girone. 2017. Tortonian teleost otoliths from northern Italy: taxonomic synthesis and stratigraphic significance. European Journal of Taxonomy 322:1-44

Belongs to Merluccius according to C.-H. Lin et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Merluccius athanasiui, Merluccius bilinearis, Merluccius inferus, Merluccius lednevi, Merluccius macroactus, Merluccius merluccius, Merluccius ovalis, Merluccius productus, Merluccius pukeuriensis

Type specimen: IRSNB P 9686, an otolith. Its type locality is Sant’Alosio, erosional cliffs East of Sant’Alosio village, which is in a Tortonian marine horizon in Italy.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Sant’Alosio, erosional cliffs East of Sant’Alosio village

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