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Mendocinichthys

Actinopteri - Perleidiformes

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Mendocinichthys Whitley
2008Mendocinichthys López-Arbarello and Zavattieri p. 1041 figs. Text-figure 18
2010Mendocinichthys López-Arbarello et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
RankNameAuthor
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassChondrostei(Müller 1844)
orderPerleidiformesBerg 1937
genusMendocinichthysWhitley 1953

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 and A. M. Zavattieri 2008As for type and only species: A small actinopterygian of c. 30 mm SL and maximum body depth c. 0.5 SL; dorsal and anal fins of similar size; dorsal fin with five basal fulcra and 12 lepidotrichia, the basal segments of which are very high, about six times higher than the distal segments; caudal fin with 25 lepidotrichia, eight epaxial fin rays, three dorsal and three ventral basal fulcra; basal segments of epaxial caudal fin rays relatively and absolutely longer than the
equivalent elements in the hypaxial rays; dorsal ridge with six spiniform scales; four large median scutes on dorsal midline from end of dorsal to caudal fin.