Order Atheriniformes Rosen 1966 (silverside)

Actinopteri - Atheriniformes

Parent taxon: Atherinomorphae according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Bannikov 2014, Domning and Clark 1993, Long 2011, Nelson 2006 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Atherinea, Beloniformes, Cyprinodontea, Cyprinodontiformes

Subtaxa: Atherinidae Atherinopsidae Atherinopsis Bedotiidae Chirostoma Colpichthys Isonidae Melanotaeniidae Menidia Mesogasteridae Palaeoatherina Pranesus Pseudomugilidae Rhamphognathidae Stenatherina Telmatherinidae

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Pliocene of Jamaica (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Italy (1), Kazakhstan (2), United States (2: California)

• Eocene of Italy (1), United States (1: Louisiana)

Total: 11 collections including 16 occurrences

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