Lophius Linnaeus 1758 (anglerfish)

Actinopteri - Lophiiformes - Lophiidae

Alternative spelling: Otolithus (Lophius)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Lophiidae according to G. Carnevale and S. J. Godfrey 2118

See also Agassiz 1835, Nolf and Steurbaut 1983, Purdy et al. 2001, Schultz 2006 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Caruso, Emmachaere, Eosladenia, Lophiodes, Lophiomus, Sharfia, Sladenia

Subtaxa: Lophius americanus Lophius brachysomus Lophius dolloi Lophius orpiensis Lophius piscatorius Lophius sagittidens Otolithus (Lophius) unicus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: Maine, Virginia collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Austria (1), Belgium (1), Italy (1)

• Oligocene of Belgium (4)

• Eocene of Italy (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (2: Mississippi, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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