Family Monacanthidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Monacanthidae

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

See also Casier 1966, Jordan 1963 and Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Balistidae, Eotrigonodontidae

Subtaxa: Aluterus Amanses

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: South Carolina collection)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (2: North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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