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Perleidus altolepis Deecke 1889 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Perleidiformes - Perleididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 208736

Alternative combination: Semionotus altolepis

Invalid subtaxa: Heterolepidotus serratus Bellotti 1857 [replaced name] (no. 244042), Lepidotus serratus Bellotti 1857 [replaced name] (no. 244039), Pholidophorus oblongus Bellotti 1857 [replaced name] (no. 285377)

Belongs to Perleidus according to A. López-Arbarello et al. 2014

Sister taxon: Perleidus sinensis

Type specimens:

  • Perleidus altolepis: Université de Strasbourg
  • Lepidotus serratus: Its type locality is Perledo (MCSM collection), which is in a Longobardian marine limestone in the Perledo-Varenna Formation of Italy.
  • Pholidophorus oblongus: Its type locality is Perledo (MCSM collection), which is in a Longobardian marine limestone in the Perledo-Varenna Formation of Italy.

Ecology: grazer-detritivore