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Mesolepis

Taxonomy
Mesolepis was named by Young (1866) [Sepkoski's age data: C Tour Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Actinopterygii by Woodward (1891); and to Palaeonisciformes by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1866Mesolepis Young
1891Mesolepis Woodward p. 526
2002Mesolepis Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
RankNameAuthor
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
genusMesolepisYoung 1866

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 mobilec
Created: 2004-08-17 14:52:40
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:50:42
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum
Reference: Carroll 1988

Age range: Mississippian or 358.90000 to 323.20000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Mississippian358.9 - 323.2United Kingdom M. sp. (140941)