Otolithus (Chrysophris) Cuvier 1829 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Spariformes - Sparidae

Alternative spellings: Chrysophris, Chrysophrys

Parent taxon: Sparidae according to A. L. Cione et al. 2000

See also Alessandri 1896, Bohm 1926, Deraniyagala 1969 and Nolf and Steurbaut 1983

Sister taxa: Abromasta, Archosargus, Dentex, Dentex microdon, Dentex ventralis, Dentinae, Diplodus, Ellaserrata, Pagellus, Pagrosomus, Pagrus, Plectrites, Pseudosparnodus, Rythmias, Sargus, Sciaenurus, Sparidarum, Sparnodus, Sparus, Spicara

Subtaxa: Chrysophris miolankae Chrysophrys blanckenhorni Chrysophrys brevis Chrysophrys diatomaceus

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (1 collection), Italy (1), Sri Lanka (2)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Libya (1), Namibia (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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