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Amiopsis lepidota

Amiopsis lepidota, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii

Infraclassis: Holostei
Ordo: Amiiformes
Superfamilia: Amioidea
Familia: Amiidae

Amiopsis is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish belonging to the family Amiidae.[1] Fossils are known from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone, Germany (A. lepidota), the Early Cretaceous Purbeck Group, England (A. damoni), La Pedrera de Rúbies Formation, Spain (A. woodwardi) and Bernnissant Iguanodon locality, Belgium (A. dolloi) and the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of the Balkans (A. prisca type species). The monophyly of the genus is questionable, due to it being based on a single character, "the presence of three or more lateral fossae on each side of most abdominal centra". Remains previously assigned to this genus from the Early Cretaceous Las Hoyas, Spain have been moved into the new genus Hispanamia.[2]
See also

Prehistoric fish
List of prehistoric bony fish


The Paleobiology Database Amiopsis entry
MartÍn-Abad, Hugo; Poyato-Ariza, Francisco JosÉ (2017-11-07). "A new genus and species for the amiiform fishes previously assigned to Amiopsis from the Early Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Cuenca, Spain". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (3): 604–637. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx010. ISSN 0024-4082.

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