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Otolithus

Actinopteri - Anguilliformes - Muraenidae

Taxonomy
Otolithus was named by Koken (1884). It is considered to be a form taxon.

It was replaced with Otolithopsis by Huddleston (1983).

It was assigned to Muraenidae by Leriche (1942).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1884Otolithus Koken
1942Otolithus Leriche p. 50

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
RankNameAuthor
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Elopocephalai
Elopocephala
Elopomorpha()
orderAnguilliformesGreenwood et al. 1966
familyMuraenidae
genusOtolithusKoken 1884

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: nektobenthicf
Diet: carnivoref
Created: 2009-07-20 20:50:21
Modified: 2009-07-20 22:50:21
Source: f = family, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Early/Lower Miocene to the top of the Middle Pleistocene or 23.03000 to 0.12600 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 11.608 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Tertiary66.0 - 2.588USA (Mississippi) O. americanus, O. hospes, O. elegantus, O. insuetus, O. similis, O. laevigatus, O. cor, O. comes, O. debilis, O. glaber, O. brevior (163732)
Early/Lower Miocene - Middle Miocene23.03 - 11.608Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia) Labrax elongatus (39718)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126United Kingdom (England) Platessa sp. (58419)