Saurichthyidae

Saurichthyidae

[‚sȯr·ək′thī·ə‚dē]
(paleontology)
A family of extinct chondrostean fishes bearing a superficial resemblance to the Aspidorhynchiformes.
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The general morphology of the snout (long, slender and acuminate), and the dentition (series of conical teeth) allows us to assign them, at least, to the Saurichthyidae, showing close affinities to the lower jaw of a large Saurichthys specimens from the Middle Triassic Monte San Giorgio site described by Rieppel (1985).
Wu, F., Sun, Y., Hao, W., Jiang, D., Xu, G., Sun, Z., Tintori, A., (2009): New species of Saurichthys (Actinopterygii: Saurichthyidae) from Middle Triassic (Anisian) of Yunnan Province, China.