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Ophiopsis bellottii Bassani 1886 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Halecomorphi - Ophiopsiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 275500

Alternative combination: Nothosomus bellottii

Full reference: F. Bassani. 1886. Sui fossili e sull'etÓ degli schisti bituminosi triasici di Besano in Lombardia. Atti della SocietÓ Italiana di Scienze Naturali 29:15-72

Belongs to Ophiopsis according to G. de Alessandri 1910

Sister taxa: Ophiopsis aequalis, Ophiopsis attenuata, Ophiopsis breviceps, Ophiopsis dorsalis, Ophiopsis flesheri, Ophiopsis guigardi, Ophiopsis penicillata, Ophiopsis procera, Ophiopsis tenuiserrata

Type specimen: Its type locality is Besano (MCSN Milan collection), which is in an Illyrian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal dolomite/shale in the Besano Formation of Italy

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