PaleoDB taxon number: 285382
Synonym: Potanichthys xingyiensis Xu et al. 2012 (taxon 249607)
Full reference: A. Tintori, Z. Y. Sun, C. Lombardo, D. Y. Jiang, C. Ji and R. Motani. 2012. A new "flying" fish from the upper Ladinian (Middle Triassic) of Wusha (Guizhou Province, southern China). Gortania 33:39-50
- Thoracopterus wushaensis: GMPKU P-3061, a skeleton. Its type locality is Layer 43, Nimaigu Village, Wusha Township, Xingyi, which is in a Longobardian marine limestone in the Falang Formation of China.
- Potanichthys xingyiensis: ZMNH M1692, a skeleton. Its type locality is Wusha, Xingyi (Zhejiang Museum collection), which is in a Longobardian marine horizon in the Falang Formation of China.
Ecology: nektonic carnivore