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Cephaloxenus macropterus

Actinopteri - Peltopleuriformes - Peltopleuridae

Taxonomy
Cephaloxenus macropterus was named by Brough (1939). Its type specimen is BMNH P.19395, a skeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Besano, Bender collection, Monte San Giorgio, which is in an Illyrian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal dolomite/shale in the Besano Formation of Italy. It is the type species of Cephaloxenus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1939Cephaloxenus macropterus Brough p. 19 figs. Pl 3, fig 4; text-figs 7,8
1992Cephaloxenus macropterus B├╝rgin p. 139 figs. 169-172

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
RankNameAuthor
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
orderPeltopleuriformes
familyPeltopleuridae
genusCephaloxenus
speciesmacropterus

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