Ceratoscopelus G√ľnther 1864 (lanternfish)

Actinopteri - Myctophiformes - Myctophidae

Parent taxon: Myctophydae according to A. Girone et al. 2006

See also Fitch and Lavenberg 1983 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Benthosema, Diaphus, Electrona, Eomyctophinae, Hygophum, Lampadena, Lampanyctinae, Lampanyctus, Lobianchia, Myctophinae, Myctophum, Notoscopelus, Protomyctophum, Scopelopsis, Symbolophorus

Subtaxa: Ceratoscopelus dorsalis Ceratoscopelus maderensis Ceratoscopelus miocenicus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (6 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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