Luopingcoelacanthus eurylacrimalis

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Taxonavigation: Coelacanthiformes 

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
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Ordo: Coelacanthiformes

Genus: †Luopingcoelacanthus
Species: †Luopingcoelacanthus eurylacrimalis


Luopingcoelacanthus eurylacrimalis Wen et al., 2013

  • Holotype: LPV 10146, a nearly complete specimen, lacking only the supplementary lobe of the caudal fin.
  • Type horizon: Member II, Guanling Formation, Middle Triassic (Nicoraella kockeli Zone, late Pelsonian, middle–late Anisian).
  • Type locality: Daaozi Village, Luoxiong Town, Luoping County, Qujing City, Yunnan Province, China.

Etymology: The species name is derived from its unique feature, the triangular broad lachrymojugal.