Diaphus Eigenmann 1890 (lanternfish)

Actinopteri - Myctophiformes - Myctophidae

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

See also Brzobohaty and Nolf 1995, Kalabis 1948, Kalabis and Schultz 1974, Lin et al. 2017, Nolf and Steurbaut 1983, Schwarzhans et al. 2017, Sepkoski 2002 and Stringer 1998

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

Subtaxa: Diaphus alcoholicus Diaphus brachycephalus Diaphus crassus Diaphus dumerilii Diaphus duosensitivus Diaphus edwardsi Diaphus holti Diaphus italicus Diaphus larteti Diaphus longirostris Diaphus marambionis Diaphus meniliticus Diaphus microsomus Diaphus molossus Diaphus perspicillatoides Diaphus polysarcus Diaphus prisismetallis Diaphus problematicus Diaphus rafinesqui Diaphus regani Diaphus sauvagei Diaphus splendidus Diaphus stafforaensis Diaphus taaningi Diaphus vexillifer

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (6 collections), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of Italy (12), Japan (2), Panama (4), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (2), France (4), Hungary (5), Italy (2), Romania (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), France (6)

• Paleogene of the Czech Republic (1)

Total: 51 collections including 126 occurrences

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