Thoracopterus Bronn 1858 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Peltopleuriformes - Thoracopteridae

Synonyms: Potanichthys Xu et al. 2012, Pterygopterus Kner 1867

Full reference: H. G. Bronn. 1858. Beiträge zur triasischen Fauna und Flora der bituminösen Schiefer von Raibl, I und II. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefakten-Kunde 1858:1-32

Parent taxon: Thoracopteridae according to G. H. Xu et al. 2012

See also Abel 1906, Sepkoski 2002, Sun et al. 2015, Tintori and Sassi 1992 and Woodward 1895

Sister taxa: Gigantopterus, Wushaichthys

Subtaxa: Thoracopterus magnificus Thoracopterus martinisi Thoracopterus niederristi Thoracopterus wushaensis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of Austria (1 collection), China (6), Italy (6)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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