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Saurichthys (Eosaurichthys) chaoi

Actinopteri - Saurichthyiformes - Saurichthyidae

Taxonomy
Eosaurichthys chaoi was named by Liu and Wei (1988). Its type specimen is ZJNM CH-44, a set of postcrania, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Meishan quarry, lower Changxing limestone, which is in a Changhsingian offshore ramp lime mudstone in the Changxing Formation of China. It is the type species of Eosaurichthys.

It was recombined as Saurichthys (Eosaurichthys) chaoi by Tintori (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1988Eosaurichthys chaoi Liu and Wei p. 78 figs. 1; Pl. 1-2
2013Saurichthys (Eosaurichthys) chaoi Tintori p. 291

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
RankNameAuthor
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassChondrostei(Müller 1844)
orderSaurichthyiformes
familySaurichthyidaeStensiö 1925
genusSaurichthys
subgenusEosaurichthys()
specieschaoi()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available