Family Scophthalmidae (flatfish)

Actinopteri - Pleuronectiformes - Scophthalmidae

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

See also David 1943

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

Subtaxa: Lepidorhombus Phrynorhombus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection)

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

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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