Osteology and relationships of Rhinopycnodus gabriellae gen. et sp. nov. (Pycnodontiformes) from the marine Late Cretaceous of Lebanon

  • The osteology of Rhinopycnodus gabriellae gen. and sp. nov., a pycnodontiform fish from the marine Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) of Lebanon, is studied in detail. This new fossil genus belongs to the family Pycnodontidae, as shown by the presence of a posterior brush-like process on its parietal. Its long and broad premaxilla, bearing one short and very broad tooth is the principal autapomorphy of this fish. Within the phylogeny of Pycnodontidae, Rhinopycnodus occupies an intermediate position between Ocloedus and Tepexichthys.

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Author:Louis Taverne, Luigi Capasso
Parent Title (English):European journal of taxonomy : 67
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (67)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Date of Publication (online):2014/01/07
Date of first Publication:2013/12/04
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/01/07
Tag:Cretaceous; Lebanon; Pycnodontidae; Rhinopycnodus gabriellae gen. et sp. nov.; osteology; relationships
Page Number:14
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 56 Fossilien, Paläontologie / 560 Paläontologie; Paläozoologie
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0