A new Semionotid (Actinopterygii, Neopterygii) from the Late Jurassic–Early Cretaceous of Thailand

Lionel CAVIN, Varavudh SUTEETHORN, Sasidhorn KHANSUBHA, Eric BUFFETAUT & Haiyan TONG

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 2 (5) - Pages 291-297

Published on 31 July 2003

A new semionotid fish, Lepidotes buddhabutrensis n. sp., is described from the continental Late Jurassic–Early Cretaceous Phu Kradung Formation, Phu Nam Jun, Kalasin Province. L. buddhabutrensis is characterized notably by the pattern of its cheek bones, by its short preorbital region, and by its numerous and well-developed premaxillary teeth. L. buddhabutrensis is provisionally placed in the genus Lepidotes ; it shares, however, derived characters with other semionotids, such as Araripelepidotes and Pliodetes.


New taxon, Asia, Pisces, Semionotidae

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