Benthosema pluridens

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Taxonavigation: Myctophiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Scopelomorpha
Ordo: Myctophiformes

Familia: Myctophidae
Genus: Benthosema

Species: †Benthosema pluridens

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Benthosema pluridens Schwarzhans & Aguilera, 2013

  • Holotype: NMB P951, Otolith.
  • Paratypes: (4), NMB P952-955, Otoliths.

Type locality and horizon: Atlantic Panama, Rio Piña river mouth, PPP 1652, Chagres FM, Late Tortonian, Late Miocene (NN 11a).

Etymology: From pluries (Latin) (= more), and dens (Latin) (= tooth), referring to the many denticles on the ventral rim as compared to its closest relative, the Recent Benthosema panamense.

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