Balistes Linnaeus 1758 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Balistidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Balistidae according to D. S. Vicens and A. Rodríguez-Perea 2003

See also de Beaufort 1926 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxon: Oligobalistes

Subtaxa: Balistes lerichei

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida, Georgia collections)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Costa Rica (1), the Czech Republic (1), Indonesia (1), Poland (1), Spain (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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