Family Stomiidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Stomiatiformes - Stomiidae

Alternative spelling: Stomiatidae

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

See also Carnevale 2002, Carnevale 2007, Jordan 1963, Nazarkin 2014, Pauca 1931 and Prokofiev 2001

Sister taxa: Argyripnus, Danaphos, Diplophidae, Gonostomata, Gonostomatidae, Ichthyococcus, Ohuus, Paravinciguerria, Phosichthyidae, Photichthys, Polymetme, Praewoodsia, Sahelinia, Sternoptychidae, Sternoptyx

Subtaxa: Abruzzoichthys Azemiolestes Borostomias Chauliodus Mrazecia Stomias

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (1)

• Miocene of Italy (2), Japan (1), the Russian Federation (2), United States (4: California)

• Oligocene of Romania (1)

• Eocene of Georgia (1)

Total: 13 collections including 16 occurrences

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