New Data on the osteology of actinopterygian fish Sphaerolepis kounoviensis


Authors: Štamberg S, Zajíc J

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 75, issue 4; pages: 455 - 458;

Keywords: Upper Carboniferous, Bohemia, Actinopterygii, osteology,

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A well preserved parasphenoid referred to the actinopterygian fish Sphaerolepis kounoviensis is described from the highway cut near Nýřany (Mšec Member; Stephanian B; Plzeň Basin). Accompanying fauna and flora is mentioned. Morphology of the bone, comparison with selected genera and position of Sphaerolepis kounoviensis on the chondrostean-holostean boundary are discussed.