Meridensia meridensis de Alessandri 1910 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Perleidiformes - Perleididae

Alternative combination: Pholidophorus meridensis

Synonym: Meridensia gibba Brough 1939

Full reference: G. de Alessandri. 1910. Studii sui pesci Triasici della Lombardia. Memorie della Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano 7(1):1-145

Belongs to Meridensia according to T. B├╝rgin 1992

See also Andersson 1916, Brough 1939 and de Alessandri 1910

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Meridensia meridensis: PIMUZ T.3272, a skeleton
  • Meridensia gibba: BMNH P19418-9, a skeleton. Its type locality is Besano, Bender collection, Monte San Giorgio, which is in an Illyrian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal dolomite/shale in the Besano Formation of Italy.

Ecology: grazer-detritivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of Italy (4 collections), Switzerland (9)

Total: 13 collections including 14 occurrences

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