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Koonwarria manifrons

Actinopteri - Pachycormiformes

Taxonomy
Koonwarria manifrons was named by Waldman (1971). Its type specimen is MUZ 2797 A,B, a skeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Koonwarra fish-bed, which is in a Cretaceous fluvial mudstone/claystone in Australia. It is the type species of Koonwarria.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1971Koonwarria manifrons Waldman

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
RankNameAuthor
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
AspidorhyncheiNelson et al. 2016
orderPachycormiformesBerg 1940
genusKoonwarria
speciesmanifrons

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektonico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-20 21:34:19
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:34:19
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Late/Upper Aptian or 122.46000 to 112.03000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Cretaceous145.0 - 100.5Australia (Victoria) Koonwarria manifrons (type locality: 140631)
Late/Upper Aptian122.46 - 112.03Australia (Victoria) Koonwarria manifrons (77192)