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<I>Zappaichthys harzhauseri</I>, gen. et sp. nov., a new Miocene toadfish (Teleostei, Batrachoidiformes) from the Paratethys (St. Margarethen in Burgenland, Austria), with comments on the fossil record of batrachoidiform fishes

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dc.contributor.author Carnevale, Giorgio en
dc.contributor.author Collette, Bruce B. en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-25T20:07:16Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-25T20:07:16Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Carnevale, Giorgio and Collette, Bruce B. 2014. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F22568">†Zappaichthys harzhauseri, gen. et sp. nov., a new Miocene toadfish (Teleostei, Batrachoidiformes) from the Paratethys (St. Margarethen in Burgenland, Austria), with comments on the fossil record of batrachoidiform fishes</a>." <em>Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology</em>. 34 (5):1005&ndash;1017. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2014.854801">https://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2014.854801</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0272-4634
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/22568
dc.description.abstract Toadfishes (Batrachoidiformes) are benthic fishes often burying in the sand or under rocks that occur worldwide in tropical to temperate marine and brackish waters. The Batrachoididae, the only known family of the order Batrachoidiformes, includes 23 extant genera and about 80 species arranged in four subfamilies. A new genus and species of toadfish, Zappaichthys harzhauseri, gen. et sp. nov., is described from the middle Miocene (upper Badenian) Leitha Limestone of St. Margarethen in Burgenland, Eisenstadt-Sopron Basin, Austria. It is based on three partially complete, well-preserved articulated skeletons plus a neurocranium that display a unique combination of characters possession of 29 (10 + 19) vertebrae; dorsal fin with three solid spines and 16 rays; anal fin with 11 rays; pectoral fin with 20 25 rays; interorbital region of the neurocranium wide; postorbital sector of the neurocranium longer than the orbital one; four ossified pectoral-fin radials; opercle with a strong pointed spine; subopercle bearing two spines and two short filaments; scales absent] that support its recognition as a new genus of the family Batrachoididae. Zappaichthys harzhauseri, gen. et sp. nov., is the oldest member of the Batrachoidiformes known to date based on articulated skeletal remains. The fossil record of batrachoidiform fishes is discussed in detail. en
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology en
dc.title <I>Zappaichthys harzhauseri</I>, gen. et sp. nov., a new Miocene toadfish (Teleostei, Batrachoidiformes) from the Paratethys (St. Margarethen in Burgenland, Austria), with comments on the fossil record of batrachoidiform fishes en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 127918
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/02724634.2014.854801
rft.jtitle Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
rft.volume 34
rft.issue 5
rft.spage 1005
rft.epage 1017
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 1005
dc.citation.epage 1017


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