Makaira nigricans Lacépède 1802 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Istiophoriformes - Istiophoridae

Belongs to Makaira according to K. M. Cantalice et al. 2019

See also Carnevale and Godfrey 2018, Fierstine 1998, Fierstine 2001, Fierstine 2006, Fierstine et al. 2001, Fierstine et al. 2012 and Monsch 2004

Sister taxa: Makaira belgicus, Makaira indica, Makaira panamensis, Makaira purdyi, Makaira teretirostris

Ecology: nektonic omnivore


• Pliocene of Mexico (2 collections), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of Panama (1), United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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