Family Scomberesocidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Beloniformes - Scomberesocidae

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

See also David 1943, Fierstine et al. 2012 and Jordan 1963

Sister taxa: Belonidae, Exocoetidae, Hemiramphidae, Zenarchopteridae

Subtaxa: Praescomberesox Scomberesox Scomberessus

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Greece (1 collection)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Italy (1), United States (3: California)

• Eocene of United States (4: California)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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