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Acrolepidae

Actinopteri - Palaeonisciformes - Acrolepidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1937Acrolepidae Aldinger p. 32
1946Challaia striata Rusconi
1949Challaia multidentata Rusconi
1950Challaia cacheutensis Rusconi
2002Acrolepidae Delsate et al. p. 37
2006Acrolepidae Nelson p. 91
2008Acrolepidae Chrzastek p. 230
2010Acrolepidae López-Arbarello et al. p. 254

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
RankNameAuthor
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassChondrostei(Müller 1844)
orderPalaeonisciformesHay 1902
suborderPalaeoniscoidei
familyAcrolepidae
familyAcrolepidae

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. López-Arbarello et al. 2010Fusiform actinopterygians distinguished by the following combination of characters: suborbital bones present; postorbital plate of maxilla very large and trapezoid; more than 10 branchiostegal rays; operculum narrower than suboperculum; anteopercular bones present; height of anterior rays in median fins increasing rapidly posteriorly; small fringing fulcra, thick scales strongly ornamented with ganoin ridges, which are parallel or slightly anastomosing (characters based on own observations and partially Aldinger 1937, p. 254).