Diodon Linnaeus 1758 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae

Parent taxon: Diodontidae according to K. Kumar and R. S. Loyal 1987

See also Agassiz 1835, Chapman and Cudmore 1924, Deraniyagala 1969, Eastman 1904, Hay 1902, Leriche 1942, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Vicens and Rodríguez-Perea 2003

Sister taxa: Chilomycterus, Heptadiodon, Prodiodon, Zignodon

Subtaxa: Diodon circumflexus Diodon connewarrensis Diodon erinaceus Diodon formosus Diodon vetus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Pliocene of Libya (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Brazil (3), India (3), Italy (1), Spain (1), Sri Lanka (2), United States (2: South Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene of France (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of India (2), United States (3: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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