Temporal range: Lutetian
Eolactoria sorbinii is an extinct prehistoric boxfish that lived during the Lutetian epoch of the middle Eocene, in Monte Bolca. It had two pairs of long spines, one over each eye, and one pair beneath the anal and caudal fins, arranged very similarly to those possessed by the modern genus Lactoria (e.g., "cowfish"), but were, in comparison, much longer. E. sorbinii had a 5th spine between the two eye-spines, arranged and looking very much like a nose.
The only known fossil specimen is about 5 centimeters in length.
- Proaracana another boxfish that lived in Monte Bolca
- Oligolactoria a possible descendant from the Oligocene
- Prehistoric fish
- List of prehistoric bony fish
- Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: p.560. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
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