Merluccius rattazzii Lin et al. 2017 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Merlucciidae

Full reference: C.-H. Lin, R. Brzobohaty, D. Nolf and A. Girone. 2017. Tortonian teleost otoliths from northern Italy: taxonomic synthesis and stratigraphic significance. European Journal of Taxonomy 322:1-44

Belongs to Merluccius according to C.-H. Lin et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Merluccius abreviatus, Merluccius athanasiui, 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 romanicus, Merluccius vulgaris

Type specimen: IRSNB P 9686, an otolith. Its type locality is Sant’Alosio, erosional cliffs East of Sant’Alosio village, which is in a Tortonian marine horizon in Italy.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Sant’Alosio, erosional cliffs East of Sant’Alosio village

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