Saurichthys Agassiz 1843 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Saurichthyiformes - Saurichthyidae

Synonym: Ichthyorhynchus Bellotti 1857

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

Parent taxon: Saurichthyidae according to F. X. Wu et al. 2018

See also Beltan 1968, Beltan 1972, Bender and Hancox 2004, Bürgin et al. 1991, Cartanyá 1999, Chhabra and Mishra 2002, Gardiner 1960, Kogan and Romano 2016, Lehman 1952, Lehman et al. 1959, Mishra et al. 1990, Mutter et al. 2008, Renesto and Stockar 2009, Rieppel 1985, Romano et al. 2016, Sahni and Chhabra 1976, Tintori et al. 2014, Tintori et al. 2016 and Uyeno 1978

Sister taxa: Brevisaurichthys, Saurorhynchus, Systolichthys, Belonorhynchus

Subtaxa: Saurichthys (Costasaurichthys) Saurichthys (Eosaurichthys) Saurichthys (Lepidosaurichthys) Saurichthys (Sinosaurichthys) Saurichthys aculeatus Saurichthys acuminatus Saurichthys apicalis Saurichthys calcaratus Saurichthys curionii Saurichthys daubreei Saurichthys dawaziensis Saurichthys grignae Saurichthys hamiltoni Saurichthys indicus Saurichthys krambergeri Saurichthys longidens Saurichthys macrocephalus Saurichthys majiashanensis Saurichthys nepalensis Saurichthys piveteaui Saurichthys semicostatus Saurichthys spinosa Saurichthys stensioi Saurichthys striatulus Saurichthys subulatus Saurichthys tenuirostris Saurichthys wimani

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Type: Saurichthys apicalis

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (3 collections)

• Triassic of Australia (3), Austria (3), Belgium (5), Canada (6: Alberta, British Columbia), China (6), France (16), Germany (15), Greenland (3), Hungary (2), India (4), Israel (1), Italy (7), Luxembourg (1), Madagascar (6), Nepal (1), Norway (1), Pakistan (1), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (3), Saudi Arabia (3), Slovenia (3), South Africa (1), Spain (11), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (15), Switzerland (40), Turkey (2), the United Kingdom (18), United States (4: Idaho, Nevada)

• Severodvinian of the Russian Federation (1)

• Permian of China (1), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 190 collections including 238 occurrences

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