Merluccius athanasiui Pauca 1929 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Merlucciidae

Alternative combination: Palaeogadus athanasiui

Full reference: M. Pauca. 1929. Vorläufige mitteilung über eine fossile fischfauna aus den Oligozänschiefern von Sulanesti, Muscel. Academia Romana 12(4-5):26-34

Belongs to Merluccius according to M. Pauca 1929

See also Constantin 1999

Sister taxa: Merluccius abreviatus, Merluccius attenuatus, Merluccius balticus, Merluccius bilinearis, Merluccius emarginatus, Merluccius fimbriatus, Merluccius inferus, Merluccius lednevi, Merluccius macroactus, Merluccius merluccius, Merluccius miocenicus, Merluccius obtusus, Merluccius ovalis, Merluccius productus, Merluccius pukeuriensis, Merluccius rattazzii, Merluccius romanicus, Merluccius vulgaris

Type specimen: Its type locality is Suslanesti, which is in a Rupelian marine slate in Romania

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Suslanesti

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