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  • Paracentrophorus madagascariensis Piveteau, 1940


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    • Small fish (up to 15cm / 6") with a rounded body, somewhat thickset appearance.  Dorsal fin attached to the posterior half of the body. Pectoral and anal fin relatively large. Anal fin starts behind end of dorsal fin. Caudal fin moderately divided. Eyes remarkably large.

       

      Paracentrophorus can be easily mixed up with Parasemionotus

       

      Reconstruction of the head region:

      Paracentrophorus nach Gardiner

       

      Lit.:
      Piveteau, J. (1940): Paléontologie de Madagascar XXIV Nouvelles recherches sur les poisson du Trias inférieur. Ann. Paleont., 28: 69-88

       

    Taxonomy

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Actinopterygii
    Order: Amiiformes
    Family: Paracentrophoridae
    Genus: Paracentrophorus
    Species: P. madagascariensis
    Author Citation Piveteau, 1940

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Triassic
    Epoch: Early
    International Age: Dienerian

    Stratigraphy

    Beaufort Group
    Sakamena Formation

    Biostratigraphy

    Lystrosaurus and Cynognathus Zone
    Fish and Ammonite Horizon

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Location

    Ambilobe
    Antsiranana Province
    Diana Region
    Madagascar

    Comments

    Small fish (up to 15cm / 6") with a rounded body, somewhat thickset appearance.  Dorsal fin attached to the posterior half of the body. Pectoral and anal fin relatively large. Anal fin starts behind end of dorsal fin. Caudal fin moderately divided. Eyes remarkably large.

     

    Paracentrophorus can be easily mixed up with Parasemionotus

     

    Reconstruction of the head region:

    Paracentrophorus nach Gardiner

     

    Lit.:
    Piveteau, J. (1940): Paléontologie de Madagascar XXIV Nouvelles recherches sur les poisson du Trias inférieur. Ann. Paleont., 28: 69-88

     



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