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Chauliodus eximius

Actinopteri - Stomiatiformes - Stomiidae

Taxonomy
Eostomias eximius was named by Jordan (1925). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Lompoc Quarry, which is in a Tortonian basinal (siliciclastic) diatomite in the Monterey Formation of California.

It was recombined as Chauliodus eximius by David (1943), Crane (1966), Carnevale (2002) and Fierstine et al. (2012).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1925Eostomias eximius Jordan
1943Chauliodus barbatus frazeri David p. 61 figs. Plate, 9, Figure 5
1943Chauliodus eximius David p. 123
1966Chauliodus eximius Crane, Jr. p. 22 figs. Figures 2, 6, 7, 8, 13
2002Chauliodus eximius Carnevale p. 478
2012Chauliodus eximius Fierstine et al. p. 48

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
RankNameAuthor
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteoglossocephalai
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
Euteleosteomorpha
Stomiatii
orderStomiatiformes
familyStomiidae
genusChauliodusSchneider 1801
specieseximius()

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
J. M. Crane 1966General characteristics are those of the family Chauliodontidae. Large fang-like teeth in premaxillary and mandible; elongate body; dorsal fin in anter ior one-third with first ray minute, second ray much produced into long filament.