Xiemi, Wusha, Xingyi (Triassic of China)

Where: Guizhou, China (25.1° N, 104.8° E: paleocoordinates 15.8° N, 92.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Zhuganpo Member (Falang Formation), Longobardian (242.0 - 235.0 Ma)

• Lower part of the Zhuganpo Mb

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the IVPP

• Paratype in IVPP, holotype in Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, Hangzhou, China (ZMNH)

Primary reference: G. H. Xu, L. J. Zhao, K. Q. Gao and F. X. Wu. 2012. A new stem-neopterygian fish from the Middle Triassic of China shows the earliest over-water gliding strategy of the vertebrates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135735: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.11.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Peltopleuriformes - Thoracopteridae
"Potanichthys xingyiensis" = Thoracopterus wushaensis
"Potanichthys xingyiensis" = Thoracopterus wushaensis Tintori et al. 2012
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