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Chlorophthalmus tortus

Actinopteri - Aulopiformes - Chlorophthalmidae

Taxonomy
Aulopus tortus was named by Schwarzhans (2003). Its type specimen is MGUH 26093, an otolith, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Fakse Quarry, which is in a Danian basin reef bafflestone in the Danian Limestone Formation of Denmark.

It was recombined as Chlorophthalmus tortus by Schwarzhans and Bratischko (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Aulopus tortus Schwarzhans p. 44 figs. Figs. 16A–F
2011Chlorophthalmus tortus Schwarzhans and Bratischko p. 89

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteoglossocephalai
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
Euteleosteomorpha
NeoteleosteiRosen 1973
Eurypterygia(Rosen 1973)
Aulopa
orderAulopiformesRosen 1973
suborderAlepisauroidei
familyChlorophthalmidaeJordan 1923
genusChlorophthalmusBonaparte 1840
speciestortus()

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
W. Schwarzhans 2003Massive and elongated otoliths that are
somewhat twisted along the horizontal axis and with a
length:height index between 2.2 and 2.4. The rostrum
is massive and long; the posterior tip is projecting dorsally.
The sulcus is narrow and deep; the cauda is straight
and longer than the ostium and somewhat inclined
downwards. The ostium is dorsally widened.