Family Pleuronectidae (flatfish)

Actinopteri - Pleuronectiformes - Pleuronectidae

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

See also Casier 1966, David 1943 and Jordan 1963

Sister taxa: Achiridae, Achiropsettidae, Bothidae, Citharidae, Cynoglossidae, Paralichthyidae, Poecilopsettidae, Rhombosoleidae, Samaridae, Scophthalmidae, Soleidae, Soleoidae

Subtaxa: Evesthes Platichthys Pleuronectinae Solea Zororhombus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador collection), Italy (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Argentina (1), Italy (2), Kazakhstan (1), United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), Japan (1), Romania (1), United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Egypt (1)

• Cretaceous of France (1)

Total: 20 collections including 26 occurrences

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