Cipactlichthys scutatus

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Cipactlichthys scutatus
Taxonavigation: Neopterygii 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii

Infraclassis: Holostei
Division: Halecomorphi
Genus: †Cipactlichthys

Species: †Cipactlichthys scutatus


Cipactlichthys scutatus Brito & Alvarado-Ortega, 2013

  • Holotype: IGM 6605, almost complete specimen, displaying its right side.
  • Horizon and type-locality: The specimens come from outcrops of the Tlayua Formation near the town of Tepexi de Rodríguez, State of Puebla, Mexico.

Etymology: The specific epithet scutatus, in Latin, refers to the shield formed by the large dorsal and ventral scutes.