Merluccius pukeuriensis Frost 1924 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Merlucciidae

Full reference: G. A. Frost. 1924. Otoliths of Fishes from the Tertiary Formations of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 55:605-614

Belongs to Merluccius according to G. A. Frost 1924

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is S137/f499 - Rifle Butts Fm, Pukeuri, which is in an Altonian coastal sandstone in the Rifle Butts Formation of New Zealand

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at S137/f499 - Rifle Butts Fm, Pukeuri

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