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Mene purdyi Friedman and Johnson 2005 (moonfish)

Osteichthyes - Acanthomorphata - Menidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 191244

Full reference: M. Friedman and G. D. Johnson. 2005. A new species of Mene (Perciformes: Menidae) from the Paleocene of South America, with notes on paleoenvironment and a brief review of menid fishes. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(4):770-783

Belongs to Mene according to M. Friedman and G. D. Johnson 2005

Sister taxa: Mene oblonga, Mene rhombea, Mene triangulum

Type specimen: USNM 494403, a partial skeleton (incomplete skull and first two vertebrae preserved in three dimensions). Its type locality is South of Negritos, which is in a Thanetian offshore shelf siliciclastic in Peru.

Ecology: nektonic omnivore