Acentrophorus varians Kirkby 1862 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Semionotiformes - Semionotidae

Alternative combination: Palaeoniscus varians

Full reference: J. W. Kirkby. 1862. On the remains of fish and plants from the upper limestone of the Permian series of Durham. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Third Series 9:267-269

Belongs to Acentrophorus according to E. L. Gill 1923

See also Gardiner 1960, Hay 1902, Kirkby 1862 and Woodward 1895

Sister taxa: Acentrophorus altus, Acentrophorus chicopensis, Acentrophorus glaphyrus, Acentrophorus robustus

Type specimen: Hancock Museum, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Fulwell Hill, old quarry, fish bed, Sunderland, which is in a Wuchiapingian carbonate limestone in the Raisby Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: nektonic durophage-carnivore


• Permian of the Russian Federation (6 collections), the United Kingdom (4)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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