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Paralepidosteus africanus

- Lepidosteidae

Taxonomy
Paralepidosteus africanus was named by Arambourg and Joleaud (1943). It is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Tanout, Damergou, which is in a Cretaceous marine horizon in Niger. It is the type species of Paralepidosteus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1943Paralepidosteus africanus Arambourg and Joleaud p. 42 figs. Pl 1:8-11; 2:1-2, 5:6-7

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
RankNameAuthor
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
suborderAetheospondyli
familyLepidosteidae
genusParalepidosteus
speciesafricanus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2004-08-17 14:52:40
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:50:42
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum
Reference: Carroll 1988

Age range: Late/Upper Cretaceous or 100.50000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0Niger (Zinder) Paralepidosteus africanus (type locality: 75235)