Tetraodon Linnaeus 1758 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Tetraodontidae

Alternative spelling: Tetrodon

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: Tetraodontidae according to K. Matsuura 2015

See also Schultz 1978, Sepkoski 2002 and Tyler and Santini 2002

Sister taxa: Archaeotetraodon, Eotetraodon, Leithaodon, Sphoeroides, Canthigasteridae, Diodontoidea

Subtaxa: Tetraodon scillae Tetrodon pygmaeus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Kenya (5 collections)

• Pliocene to Holocene of Uganda (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Kenya (1), Uganda (2)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Kenya (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Uganda (4)

• Miocene of Chad (1), Costa Rica (1), France (2), Portugal (1), Slovakia (1)

Total: 24 collections including 25 occurrences

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