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Conger illaesus

Actinopteri - Anguilliformes - Congridae

Taxonomy
Conger illaesus was named by Schwarzhans (2003). Its type specimen is MGUH 26052, an otolith, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Sundkrogen [Lellinge Greensand], which is in a Selandian marine sandstone in the Lellinge Greensand Formation of Denmark.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Conger illaesus Schwarzhans pp. 26-29

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
RankNameAuthor
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Elopocephalai
Elopocephala
Elopomorpha()
orderAnguilliformesGreenwood et al. 1966
familyCongridaeKaup 1856
genusCongerSchaeffer 1760
speciesillaesus

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 2003Elongated, nearly symmetrical and massive otoliths. The sulcus is undifferentiated and filled with a single, oval colliculum, which is somewhat reduced to the anterior. The dorsal depression is wide and pro- minent.