Gyrolepis Agassiz 1833 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1833. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome II (1re livraison) 1-48

Parent taxon: Palaeoniscidae according to T. B├╝rgin 1995

See also Chrzastek 2008, Sahni and Chhabra 1976, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodward 1891

Sister taxa: Alvinichthys, Ambodipia, Apateolepis, Canobius, Carboveles, Cryphiolepis, Cycloptychius, Dicellopyge, Ferganiscus, Ganolepis, Gonatodus, Grygorichthys, Guizhouniscus, Holurus, Isodus, Isodus leptognathus, Koinichthys, Myriolepis, Nematoptychius, Oxygnathus, Palaeoniscum, Palaeoniscus, Paraeurynotus, Rhadinoniscus, Semionotus brodei, Sixtelia, Strepheoschema, Suchonichthys, Tegeolepis, Trachelacanthus, Turfania, Turseodus, Wayaobulepis

Subtaxa: Gyrolepis albertii Gyrolepis biplicatus Gyrolepis giganteus Gyrolepis ornatus Gyrolepis quenstedti Gyrolepis rankinii

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Triassic of Belgium (4 collections), China (2), France (17), Germany (12), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), Luxembourg (1), the Netherlands (2), Pakistan (1), Poland (3), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Switzerland (3), the United Kingdom (18), United States (2: Arizona, Nevada)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Nova Scotia), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 73 collections including 87 occurrences

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