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Pseudotetrapturus

Actinopteri - Perciformes - Palaeorhynchidae

Taxonomy
Pseudotetrapturus was named by Danil'chenko (1960) [Sepkoski's age data: T Ol-l T Ol-u Sepkoski's reference number: 863,915].

It was assigned to Acanthomorpha by Sepkoski (2002); and to Palaeorhynchidae by Danil'chenko (1960), Danil'chenko (1980), Schultz (1987) and Monsch and Bannikov (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1960Pseudotetrapturus Danil'chenko p. 162 figs. pl. 23, figs. 1, 2
1980Pseudotetrapturus Danil'chenko p. 164
1987Pseudotetrapturus Schultz p. 132
2002Pseudotetrapterus Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Pseudotetrapturus Monsch and Bannikov p. 292

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteoglossocephalai
RankNameAuthor
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
Euteleosteomorpha
NeoteleosteiRosen 1973
Eurypterygia(Rosen 1973)
Ctenosquamata
Acanthomorphata(Rosen 1973)
Euacanthomorphacea
Percomorphaceae
Percomorpharia
orderPerciformes
suborderScombroideiBleeker 1859
superfamilyXiphioideaRafinesque-Schmaltz 1810
familyPalaeorhynchidae
genusPseudotetrapturus

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
K. A. Monsch and A. F. Bannikov 2011Lower jaw elongated, almost as long as upper; both jaws curved at tips. Dorsal fin originating above posterior border of orbit and is deeper than body. Pelvic fin with four lepidotrichia, without spine.