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Merluccius rattazzii

Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Merlucciidae

Taxonomy
Merluccius rattazzii was named by Lin et al. (2017). Its type specimen is IRSNB P 9686, an otolith, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Sant’Alosio, erosional cliffs East of Sant’Alosio village, which is in a Tortonian marine horizon in Italy.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2017Merluccius rattazzii Lin et al. p. 10 figs. Fig. 8C–D

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteoglossocephalai
RankNameAuthor
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
Euteleosteomorpha
NeoteleosteiRosen 1973
Eurypterygia(Rosen 1973)
Ctenosquamata
Acanthomorphata(Rosen 1973)
Paracanthomorphacea
Zeiogadaria
Gadariae
orderGadiformesGoodrich 1909
suborderGadoidei
familyMerlucciidaeGill 1884
genusMerlucciusRafinesque 1810
speciesrattazzii

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
C.-H. Lin et al. 2017The species is characterised by elongate otoliths. The highest part of the otolith is in the middle of the dorsal rim. The thickest portion of the otolith is near the junction of the ostium and cauda. The pince-nez-shaped sulcus is characterised by an elliptic ostial colliculum and a much longer, dorsally directed caudal colliculum.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-20 21:19:31
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:19:31
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Tortonian or 11.62000 to 7.24600 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Italy Merluccius rattazzii (type locality: 187507)