Family Soleidae (flatfish)

Actinopteri - Pleuronectiformes - Soleidae

Parent taxon: Pleuronectoidei according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Jordan 1963 and Pauca 1931

Sister taxa: Achiridae, Achiropsettidae, Bothidae, Citharidae, Cynoglossidae, Paralichthyidae, Pleuronectidae, Poecilopsettidae, Rhombosoleidae, Samaridae, Scophthalmidae, Soleoidae

Subtaxa: Buglossidium Dicologlossa Eosolea Microchirus Rhombus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Italy (2), Kazakhstan (1), Panama (1)

• Oligocene of Romania (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (10), United States (3: Texas)

Total: 23 collections including 29 occurrences

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