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Sorbinithurus Tyler 1999 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Acanthomorphata - Acanthuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 353720

Full reference: J. C. Tyler. 1999. A new genus and species of surgeon fish (Acanthuridae) with four dorsal-fin spines from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy. Studi e ricerche sui giacimenti terziari de Bolca 257-268

Parent taxon: Acanthuridae according to G. Carnevale et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Acanthurinae, Acanthuroides, Acanthurus, Ctenochaetus, Eorandallius, Frigosorbinia, Gazolaichthys, Lehmanichthys, Metacanthurus, Metaspisurus, Nasinae, Naso, Padovathurus, Paracanthurus, Pesciarichthys, Prionurus, Proacanthurus, Protozebrasoma, Tauichthys, Tylerichthys, Zebrasoma

Subtaxa: Sorbinithurus sorbinii

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Ecology: fast-moving aquatic grazer