Dentex Cuvier 1815 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Spariformes - Sparidae

Alternative spelling: Otolithus (Dentex)

Parent taxon: Sparidae according to A. F. Bannikov 2014

See also Agassiz 1835, Casier 1966, Nolf and Steurbaut 1983, Schwarzhans 2007, Sepkoski 2002 and Vicens and Rodríguez-Perea 2003

Sister taxa: Abromasta, Archosargus, Dentex microdon, Dentex ventralis, Dentinae, Diplodus, Ellaserrata, Pagellus, Pagrosomus, Pagrus, Pseudosparnodus, Sciaenurus, Sparidarum, Sparnodus, Sparus, Spicara

Subtaxa: Dentex breviceps Dentex crassispinus Dentex gregarius Dentex leptacanthus Dentex macropthalmus Dentex pentagonalis Dentex pulcher Otolithus (Dentex) speronatus

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Italy (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Costa Rica (1), India (1), Italy (3), Poland (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), Hungary (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1), the United Kingdom (4)

Total: 19 collections including 24 occurrences

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