Pesciarichthys Blot and Tyler 1990 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acanthuriformes - Acanthuridae

Full reference: J. Blot and J. C. Tyler. 1990. New genera and species of fossil surgeon fishes and their relatives (Acanturoidei, Teleostei) from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy, with application of the Blot formula to both fossil and recent forms. Studi e ricerche sui giacimenti terziari di Bolca 6:13-92

Parent taxon: Acanthuridae according to G. Carnevale et al. 2014

See also Bannikov 2014, Bannikov and Tyler 2012 and Blot and Tyler 1990

Sister taxa: Acanthurinae, Acanthuroides, Acanthurus, Ctenochaetus, Eonaso, Eorandallius, Frigosorbinia, Gazolaichthys, Lehmanichthys, Marosichthys, Metacanthurus, Metaspisurus, Naseus, Nasinae, Naso, Padovathurus, Paracanthurus, Prionurus, Proacanthurus, Protozebrasoma, Sorbinithurus, Tauichthys, Tylerichthys, Zebrasoma

Subtaxa: Pesciarichthys punctatus

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Ecology: fast-moving aquatic grazer

Distribution:

• Eocene of Italy (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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