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Kyphosichthys

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Kyphosichthys grandei

Kyphosichthys (Greek for "bent fish") is an extinct genus of freshwater actinopterygian fish known from the lower Middle Triassic marine deposits in Luoping in eastern Yunnan Province in southwestern China. Its only species is Kyphosichthys grandei.

Description[change | change source]

Kyphosichthys has a large, arched hump between the head and the dorsal fin. Kyphosichthys was probably a slow swimmer but highly maneuverable.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Xu, G. -H.; F.- X., Wu. (2011). "A deep-bodied ginglymodian fish from the Middle Triassic of eastern Yunnan Province, China, and the phylogeny of lower neopterygians". Chinese Science Bulletin. 57: 111–118. doi:10.1007/s11434-011-4719-1.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Holotype skeleton of K. grandei
    Kyphosichthys on English Wikipedia
Taxon identifiers
  • Wikidata: Q1795139
  • Fossilworks: 215139
  • GBIF: 8622591
  • IRMNG: 11911395