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  • Saurichthys longimedialis (Wu et al., 2010)


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    • Originally named Sinosaurichthys by Wu et al., the genus was reranked as Saurichthys by A. Tintori (2013)

       

      Lit.:

      Wu, F.X., Sun, Y.L., Xu, G.H., Hao, W.C., Jiang, D.Y., and Sun, Z.Y. 2011. New saurichthyid actinopterygian fishes from the Anisian (Middle Triassic) of southwestern China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 56 (3): 581–614.

    Taxonomy

    Lizard Fish

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Actinopterygia
    Order: Saurichthyiformes
    Family: Saurichthyidae
    Genus: Saurichthys
    Species: S. longimedialis
    Author Citation (Wu et al., 2010)

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Triassic
    Epoch: Middle
    International Age: Anisian, Pelsonian

    Stratigraphy

    Guanling Formation
    Member II

    Biostratigraphy

    Nicoraella kockeli Zone

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Blank: 40cm

    Location

    Daaozi, Luoxiong
    Luoping County
    Yunnan
    China

    Comments

    Originally named Sinosaurichthys by Wu et al., the genus was reranked as Saurichthys by A. Tintori (2013)

     

    Lit.:

    Wu, F.X., Sun, Y.L., Xu, G.H., Hao, W.C., Jiang, D.Y., and Sun, Z.Y. 2011. New saurichthyid actinopterygian fishes from the Anisian (Middle Triassic) of southwestern China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 56 (3): 581–614.



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    I must remark, that the fossil really looks like a plesiosaur with gills in a smaller image.

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