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First fossil records of the <I>tholichthys</I> larval stage of butterfly fishes (<I>Perciformes, Chaetodontidae</I>), from the Oligocene of Europe

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dc.contributor.author Micklich, Norbert Richard en
dc.contributor.author Tyler, James C. en
dc.contributor.author Johnson, G. David en
dc.contributor.author Swidnicka, Ewa en
dc.contributor.author Bannikov, Alexandre F. en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-29T17:37:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-29T17:37:39Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Micklich, Norbert Richard, Tyler, James C., Johnson, G. David, Swidnicka, Ewa, and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 2009. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/9772">First fossil records of the tholichthys larval stage of butterfly fishes (Perciformes, Chaetodontidae), from the Oligocene of Europe</a>." <em>Palaeontologische Zeitschrift</em>. 83 (4):479&ndash;497. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s12542-009-0031-7">https://doi.org/10.1007/s12542-009-0031-7</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0031-0220
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/9772
dc.description.abstract The first fossils of the <I>tholichthys</I> larval stage of a <I>chaetodontid </I>from the lower Oligocene (Rupelian, Fish Shales; about 30.1 MYA) of Frauenweiler (Baden-Wurttemberg, S Germany) are described, along with two less well-preserved probable <I>tholichthys</I> from the lower Oligocene Menilite-Formation (IPM3, 30-29 MYA and IPM4A, 29-28 MYA) of PrzemyA &gt; l (Outer Carpathians, SE Poland). The fossils are compared with <I>tholichthys</I> larvae of the extant genus of <I>Chaetodontidae</I> to which they are most similar, namely Chaetodon. The German specimens are identified as<I> tholichthys</I> larvae by the plate-like expansions of the supracleithrum and posttemporal that extend posteriorly well behind the head and by an expanded preopercle with a large posterior spine; these bones, and the frontals and supraoccipital, are distinctively rugose. The Polish specimen from IPM3 has similar features so it is safe to assume that it also is a <I>chaetodontid tholichthys</I>, whereas the specimen from IPM4A is so poorly preserved that it can only very tentatively be referred to the <I>Chaetodontidae</I>. The occurrence of tholichthys larvae prompts reconsideration of the paleoenvironmental situation at their respective fossil sites. en
dc.relation.ispartof Palaeontologische Zeitschrift en
dc.title First fossil records of the <I>tholichthys</I> larval stage of butterfly fishes (<I>Perciformes, Chaetodontidae</I>), from the Oligocene of Europe en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 80954
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s12542-009-0031-7
rft.jtitle Palaeontologische Zeitschrift
rft.volume 83
rft.issue 4
rft.spage 479
rft.epage 497
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 479
dc.citation.epage 497


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