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A giant dapediid from the Late Triassic of Switzerland and insights into neopterygian phylogeny

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A new Triassic neopterygian is described on the basis of a large three-dimensional neurocranium from the Rhaetian (Late Triassic) of the Kössen Formation (Schesaplana, Grisons, Switzerland). CT scanning reveals neurocranial features similar to Dapedium, suggesting that this new genus, Scopulipiscis saxciput gen. et sp. nov., was deep-bodied and potentially durophagous, although no associated dental material is known. An expanded phylogenetic analysis of actinopterygians resolves Dapediidae as...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1098/rsos.180497

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Earth Sciences
Oxford college:
Christ Church
ORCID:
0000-0001-9267-4392
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Giles, S
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Giles, S
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Grant:
31003A_149506 to T. M. Scheyer
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Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Royal Society Open Science Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
8
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Article: 180497
Publication date:
2018-08-15
Acceptance date:
2018-07-09
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ISSN:
2054-5703
Pubs id:
pubs:911037
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uri:b66fb45f-9303-4ebf-aff3-0783ec7164e5
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uuid:b66fb45f-9303-4ebf-aff3-0783ec7164e5
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pubs:911037

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