Family Gempylidae Gill 1862 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Scombriformes - Gempylidae

Alternative spelling: Gempylinae

Parent taxon: Scombriformes according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Casier 1966, Danil'chenko 1960, Danil'chenko 1980, David 1943, Jordan 1963, Monsch 2004 and Schwarzhans 2003

Sister taxa: Ariommatidae, Bramidae, Caristiidae, Centrolophidae, Chiasmodontidae, Icosteidae, Nomeidae, Pomatomidae, Scombridae, Scombrolabracidae, Stromateidae, Thunnidae, Trichiuridae

Subtaxa: Nealotus Progempylus Thyrsites Thyrsitoides

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (2 collections)

• Miocene of Italy (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), Romania (1)

• Eocene of Italy (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 7 collections including 8 occurrences

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