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Boreosomus arcticus

Actinopteri - Ptycholepiformes - Ptycholepididae

Taxonomy
Acrolepis arctica was named by Woodward (1912). It is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Sassen Bay, between De Geer Valley and Flower Valley (fish horizon), which is in a Smithian marine siliciclastic in Svalbard and Jan Mayen.

It was recombined as Boreosomus arcticus by Stensiö (1921) and Nielsen (1942).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1912Acrolepis arctica Woodward p. 292 figs. Pl 14, fig 2
1918Acrolepis arctica Stensiö p. 778
1921Boreosomus arcticus Stensiö p. 211 figs. Pl 27, fig 2
1942Boreosomus arcticus Nielsen p. 380

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
RankNameAuthor
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassChondrostei(Müller 1844)
orderPtycholepiformes
familyPtycholepididaeBrough 1939
genusBoreosomus
speciesarcticus()

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