Pontinus Poey 1860 (perch-like fish)

Actinopteri - Perciformes - Scorpaenidae

Parent taxon: Scorpaenidae according to W. Schwarzhans et al. 2017

See also Gaemers 1984 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Rhomarchus, Rixator, Scorpaena, Scorpaenidarum, Scorpaeninae, Scorpaenoides

Subtaxa: Pontinus ellipticus Pontinus karasawai

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Kazakhstan (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), Japan (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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