TitleVarasichthys-Ariasi New-Genus New-Species from the Upper Jurassic of Chile Pisces Teleostei Varasichthyidae New Family
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1981
AuthorsArratia GF
JournalPalaeontographica Abteilung A Palaeozoologie-Stratigraphie
Accession NumberBacd198273081428
KeywordsAnatomy and Histology - Comparative anatomy 6, Anatomy and Histology - Gross anatomy 11103, Ecology: environmental biology - Water research and fishery biology 11102, Evolution 07517, General biology - Taxonomy, nomenclature and terminology 01500, Osteichthyes [85206-New] Population Studies Biogeography Evolution and Adaptation Morphology Paleobiology Systematics and Taxonomy Pisces Vertebrata Chordata Animalia 00504

VARASICHTHYS ariasi gen. et sp. nov. is described from the Oxfordian in the north of Chile, Domeyko Range, southeast of Antofagasta. The new genus is included in a new family within Teleostei. V. ariasi is compared with other South American and European teleosteans of the Upper Jurassic mainly and placed between pholidophorids and Leptolepis.


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