Family Pomatomidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Scombriformes - Pomatomidae

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

See also Bannikov 2014, Carnevale et al. 2014, Carnevale and Godfrey 2118, David 1943, Jordan 1963, Purdy et al. 2001 and Weems 1999

Sister taxa: Ariommatidae, Bramidae, Caristiidae, Centrolophidae, Chiasmodontidae, Gempylidae, Icosteidae, Nomeidae, Scombridae, Scombrolabracidae, Stromateidae, Thunnidae, Trichiuridae

Subtaxa: Carangopsis Lophar Pomatomus Pseudoseriola Sullivanichthys

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

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

• Miocene of United States (2: California)

• Eocene of Italy (1), United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 5 collections including 6 occurrences

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