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Suborder Balistoidei Kumar and Loyal 1987 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Tetraodontiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 154357

Full reference: K. Kumar and R. S. Loyal. 1987. Eocene ichthyofauna from the Subathu Formation, Northwestern Himalaya, India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 32:60-84

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

Sister taxa: Alutera, Aracana, Atlanticopristis, Balistomorphus, Bolcabalistidae, Cretatriacanthus, Cryptobalistes, Eodiodon, Eoplectidae, Eospinus, Indotrigonodon, Kyrtogymnodon, Moloidei, Oligodiodon, Oligolactoria, Ostracioidei, Pisdurodon, Plectocretacicus, Progymnodon, Protobalistidae, Tetraodontoidei, Triacanthodoidei, Triacanthoidei, Triacanthus, Trigonodontoidae, Triodon, Zignoichthyidae

Subtaxa: Balistidae, Eotrigonodontidae, Monacanthidae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore