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Saurichthys acuminatus

Actinopteri - Saurichthyiformes - Saurichthyidae

Taxonomy
Saurichthys acuminatus was named by Agassiz (1844). Its type specimen is BRSUG 7976 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Rhaetic Bone Bed, Aust Cliff, which is in a Rhaetian coastal conglomerate in the Westbury Formation of the United Kingdom.

It was recombined as Birgeria acuminata by Stensiö (1921), Duffin and Gazdzicki (1977) and Bürgin and Furrer (1992); it was recombined as Severnichthys acuminatus by Storrs (1994).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1844Saurichthys acuminatus Agassiz p. 87
1844Saurichthys longiconus Plieninger p. 119 figs. pl. xii; figs. 90, 91
1844Saurichthys listroconus Plieninger p. 120 figs. pl. xii; fig. 81
1876Saurichthys acuminatus Henry p. 414
1895Saurichthys acuminatus Woodward p. 21
1908Saurichthys acuminatus Amthor p. 95 figs. Pl 2, figs 8-14
1921Birgeria acuminata Stensiö
1977Birgeria acuminata Duffin and Gazdzicki p. 338 figs. Pl 1, fig 8
1992Birgeria acuminata Bürgin and Furrer p. 934 figs. 1-7
1994Severnichthys acuminatus Storrs pp. 234-235 figs. 5B-F, 6
2002Saurichthys acuminatus Chhabra and Mishra p. 153 figs. pl. 1, figs. 5-6

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
RankNameAuthor
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassChondrostei(Müller 1844)
orderSaurichthyiformes
familySaurichthyidaeStensiö 1925
genusSaurichthys
speciesacuminatusAgassiz 1844

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
No diagnoses are available