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  • Parasemionotus labordei Priem, 1924


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    • Small fish (up to 15cm / 6") with a rounded body, somewhat thickset appearance. Broad but short head. Dorsal fin attached to the posterior half of the body. Pectoral and anal fin small. Anal fin almost opposite to dorsal fin. Caudal fin moderately divided. Eyes remarkably large.

      Parasemionotus-Rek-L.jpg

      Reconstruction of the head region:

      Parasemionotus Rekonstr

       

       

      Lit.:

      Priem, F. (1924): Paléontologie de Madagascar, XII. Les poissons fossiles. Ann. Paléont., 13: 107-132; Paris
      Piveteau, J. (1934): Paléontologie de Madagascar, XXI. Les poissons du Trias inferieur. Contribution à l’étude des Actinoptérygiens. Ann Paléont., 23: 81-180; Paris
      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: Parasemionotiformes
    Family: Parasemionotidae
    Genus: Parasemionotus
    Species: P. labordei
    Author Citation PRIEM, 1924

    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

    Dimensions

    Blank: 8cm

    Location

    Ambilobe
    Antsiranana Province
    Diana Region
    Madagascar

    Comments

    Small fish (up to 15cm / 6") with a rounded body, somewhat thickset appearance. Broad but short head. Dorsal fin attached to the posterior half of the body. Pectoral and anal fin small. Anal fin almost opposite to dorsal fin. Caudal fin moderately divided. Eyes remarkably large.

    Parasemionotus-Rek-L.jpg

    Reconstruction of the head region:

    Parasemionotus Rekonstr

     

     

    Lit.:

    Priem, F. (1924): Paléontologie de Madagascar, XII. Les poissons fossiles. Ann. Paléont., 13: 107-132; Paris
    Piveteau, J. (1934): Paléontologie de Madagascar, XXI. Les poissons du Trias inferieur. Contribution à l’étude des Actinoptérygiens. Ann Paléont., 23: 81-180; Paris
    Piveteau, J. (1940): Paléontologie de Madagascar XXIV Nouvelles recherches sur les poisson du Trias inférieur. Ann. Paleont., 28: 69-88



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