A new pleuropholid, Gondwanapleuropholis longimaxillaris n. g., n. sp. (Actinopterygii: Teleostei) from the Jurassic of north east Brazil

Paulo Marques Machado BRITO & Valéria GALLO

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 1 (8) - Pages 697-703

Published on 31 December 2002

A basal teleost fish is described for the first time from the Upper Jurassic Pastos Bons Formation, Parnaíba Basin, northeastern Brazil. This new material is identified as a new genus and a new species, Gondwanapleuropholis longimaxillaris. This taxon shares a number of synapomorphies with the pleuropholids. The family Pleuropholidae is confirmed as member of the Teleostei.


Actinopterygii, Teleostei, Pleuropholidae, Jurassic, Brazil, new taxon

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