Ptycholepis schaefferi Bürgin 1992 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Ptycholepiformes - Ptycholepididae

Full reference: T. Bürgin. 1992. Basal ray-finned fishes (Osteichthyes; Actinopterygii) from the Middle Triassic of Monte San Giorgio (Canton Tessin, Switzerland). Schweizerische Paläontologische Abhandlungen 114:1-164

Belongs to Ptycholepis according to T. Bürgin 1992

Sister taxa: Ptycholepis avus, Ptycholepis barboi, Ptycholepis barrati, Ptycholepis bollensis, Ptycholepis curtus, Ptycholepis gracilis, Ptycholepis magnus, Ptycholepis marshii, Ptycholepis minor, Ptycholepis monilifer, Ptycholepis priscus, Ptycholepis tenuisquamata, Ptycholepis viai

Type specimen: PIMUZ T.1738, a skeleton. Its type locality is Val Porina, Tessin collection, Monte San Giorgio, which is in an Illyrian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal dolomite/shale in the Besano Formation of Switzerland.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Triassic of Switzerland (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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