Makaira Lacépède 1802 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Istiophoriformes - Istiophoridae

Parent taxon: Istiophoridae according to G. Carnevale and S. J. Godfrey 2118

See also Fierstine 1998, Fierstine 1999, Fierstine 2001, Monsch 2004, Schultz 1987 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Hemirhabdorhynchus, Istiophorus, Marlina, Tetrapturus

Subtaxa: Makaira indica Makaira nigricans Makaira panamensis Makaira purdyi

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore


• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of Panama (2), Peru (1), United States (2: California, Virginia)

Total: 7 collections including 10 occurrences

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