Padovathurus Tyler 2005 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acanthuriformes - Acanthuridae

Full reference: J. C. Tyler. 2005. A new genus for the surgeon fish Acanthurus gaudryi de Zigno 1887 from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy, a morphologically primitive basal taxon of Acanthuridae (Acanthuroidea, Perciformes). Studi e ricerche sui giacimenti terziari di Bolca 11:149-163

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

See also Bannikov 2014 and Tyler 2005

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

Subtaxa: Padovathurus gaudryi

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Ecology: fast-moving aquatic grazer

Distribution: found only at Pesciara (Alveolina dainelli Zone) (Eocene of Italy)

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