Family Diodontidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae

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

See also Bannikov 2014, Carnevale et al. 2014, Carnevale and Godfrey 2118, Dica 2002, Jordan 1963, Kumar and Loyal 1987, Purdy et al. 2001 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Avitoplectidae, Ctenoplectus, Tetraodontidae

Subtaxa: Chilomycterus Diodon Heptadiodon Prodiodon Zignodon

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of France (1 collection), the Marshall Islands (3), United States (5: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Libya (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Australia (2), Brazil (3), India (3), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Pakistan (1), Sri Lanka (2), United States (7: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene of France (1), Georgia (1), United States (2: Florida, South Carolina)

• Eocene of India (2), Italy (1), Romania (5), United States (4: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi)

Total: 53 collections including 57 occurrences

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