Ceneichthys zambellii

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Ordo: †Pholidophoriformes
Familia: †Pholidophoridae
Genus: †Ceneichthys
Species: †Ceneichthys zambellii


Ceneichthys zambellii Taverne & Capasso, 2015

  • Holotype (unique): CLC I-441a, b.: part and counterpart of a complete and well preserved specimen.

Formation and locality: Zorzino Formation, Upper Norian (Late Triassic), Cava Ratta, near Cene (region of Bergamo, Lombardy, northern Italy).

Etymology: The specific name is dedicated to the Italian palaeontologist Rocco Zambelli (1916-2009), from the Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali “Enrico Caffi” (Bergamo), who was the first to study all the pholidophorid fishes from the Late Triassic of northern Italy.


  • Taverne, L. & Capasso, L. 2015. Osteology and relationships of Ceneichthys zambellii gen. and sp. nov. (Teleostei, Pholidophoridae) from the Late Triassic of northern Italy. Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 39: 13–26.[ PDF]Reference page