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Molva palaeomorpha

Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Lotidae

Taxonomy
Molva palaeomorpha was named by Schwarzhans (2003). Its type specimen is MGUH 26131, 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.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Molva palaeomorpha Schwarzhans pp. 56-57 figs. figs. 22A-H

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteoglossocephalai
RankNameAuthor
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
Euteleosteomorpha
NeoteleosteiRosen 1973
Eurypterygia(Rosen 1973)
Ctenosquamata
Acanthomorphata(Rosen 1973)
Paracanthomorphacea
Zeiogadaria
Gadariae
orderGadiformesGoodrich 1909
suborderGadoidei
familyLotidaeBonaparte 1842
genusMolvaLesueur 1819
speciespalaeomorpha

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 2003Thin and elongated otoliths with a slightly
convex inner and a concave outer face. The dorsal rim
is straight and the ventral rim is very shallow. The anterior
tip is inframedian and the posterior tip is supramedian.
The colliculi are about equal in size, tapering
and pointed towards the narrow collum and widening
to the outer margins.