Merluccius pukeuriensis Frost 1924 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Merlucciidae

Full reference: G. A. Frost. 1924. Otoliths of Fishes from the Tertiary Formations of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 55:605-614

Belongs to Merluccius according to G. A. Frost 1924

See also Frost 1934, Schwarzhans 1980 and Schwarzhans 2019

Sister taxa: Merluccius abreviatus, Merluccius athanasiui, Merluccius attenuatus, Merluccius balticus, Merluccius bilinearis, Merluccius emarginatus, Merluccius fimbriatus, Merluccius inferus, Merluccius lednevi, Merluccius macroactus, Merluccius merluccius, Merluccius miocenicus, Merluccius obtusus, Merluccius ovalis, Merluccius productus, Merluccius rattazzii, Merluccius romanicus, Merluccius vulgaris

Type specimen: Its type locality is S137/f499 - Rifle Butts Fm, Pukeuri, which is in an Altonian coastal sandstone in the Rifle Butts Formation of New Zealand

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at S137/f499 - Rifle Butts Fm, Pukeuri

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