Acanthurus Forskal 1775 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acanthuriformes - Acanthuridae

Parent taxon: Acanthuridae according to J. E. Randall 1955

See also Agassiz 1835 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthurinae, Acanthuroides, Ctenochaetus, Eonaso, Eorandallius, Frigosorbinia, Gazolaichthys, Lehmanichthys, Marosichthys, Metacanthurus, Metaspisurus, Naseus, Nasinae, Naso, Padovathurus, Paracanthurus, Pesciarichthys, Prionurus, Proacanthurus, Protozebrasoma, Sorbinithurus, Tauichthys, Tylerichthys, Zebrasoma

Subtaxa: Acanthurus canossae Acanthurus gaudryi Acanthurus gazolae Acanthurus ovalis Acanthurus tenuis

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Ecology: fast-moving aquatic grazer

Distribution:

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1 collection)

• Eocene of Italy (1)

Total: 2 collections including 3 occurrences

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