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Coryphaenoides amager

Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Macrouridae

Taxonomy
Coryphaenoides amager was named by Schwarzhans (2003). Its type specimen is MGUH 26146, 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
2003Coryphaenoides amager Schwarzhans p. 61 figs. figs. 25A-I

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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
suborderMacrouroidei
familyMacrouridaeJordan and Evermann 1898
genusCoryphaenoidesGunnerus 1765
speciesamager

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 2003Oval to elongated and rather thin otoliths.
The anterior tip is rounded, the posterior tip is somewhat
pointed; the ventral rim is distinctly pronounced
anteriorly; the dorsal rim is gently curved and without
a predorsal angle. The sulcus is narrow. The colliculi
are small and the caudal colliculum is reduced to the
posterior. The collum is narrow and without pseudocolliculum.