Middle Triassic Feroxichthys enters the LRT

Xu 2020 bring us a new small ganoid-armored fish
from the Middle Triassic of China. In the large reptile tree (LRT, 1756+ taxa) Feroxicthys (Figs. 1, 2) nests between Dapedium (Fig. 3) from the Lower Jurassic of Europe and four other taxa including Tarrasius, which evolves an eel-like shape.

Figure 1. Frexichthys in situ.

Figure 1. Frexichthys in situ.

Figure 1. Feroxichthys skull in several views.

Figure 2. Feroxichthys skull in several views.

Figure 2. Dapedium from the Early Jurassic of Europe nests with Feroxichthys from the Middle Triassic of China.

Figure 3. Dapedium from the Early Jurassic of Europe nests with Feroxichthys from the Middle Triassic of China.

References
Xu G-H 2020. Feroxichthys yunnanensis gen. et sp. nov.(Colobodontidae, Neopterygii), a large durophagous predator from the Middle Triassic (Anisian) Luoping Biota, eastern Yunnan, China. PeerJ 8:e10229 DOI 10.7717/peerj.10229

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