Proacanthurus elongatus 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

Belongs to Proacanthurus according to Blot and Tyler 1990

See also Carnevale et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Proacanthurus bonatoi, Proacanthurus ovalis, Proacanthurus tenuis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Monte Bolca (Pesciara), which is in a Lutetian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Italy

Ecology: fast-moving aquatic grazer

Distribution:

• Eocene of Italy (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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