Mola Linck 1790 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Molidae

Parent taxon: Molidae according to A. K. Hastings and A. C. Dooley 2017

See also Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002 and Weems 1985

Sister taxa: Austromola, Ranzania

Subtaxa: Mola chelonopsis Mola mola Mola pileata Mola ramsayi

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Type: Mola mola

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


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

• Miocene of United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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