Family Tetraodontidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Tetraodontidae

Synonyms: Gymnodontes Cuvier 1817, Gymnodontidae Cuvier 1817

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

See also Bannikov 2014, Carnevale et al. 2014, Carnevale and Santini 2006, Greenwood et al. 1966, Jordan 1963 and Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Avitoplectidae, Ctenoplectus, Diodontidae

Subtaxa: Archaeotetraodon Canthigasteridae Eotetraodon Leithaodon Sphoeroides Tetraodon Triodontidae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Marshall Islands (2 collections), United States (2: Georgia, South Carolina)

• Pliocene to Holocene of Uganda (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Uganda (2)

• Pliocene of Kenya (2), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Uganda (4)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Austria (1), Chad (1), Costa Rica (1), Italy (1), Slovakia (2), United States (1: Virginia)

• Eocene of Italy (1)

Total: 26 collections including 27 occurrences

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