Nickcaves pterygocephalus

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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: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Clade: Euacanthopterygii
Division: Percomorphacea
Familia: †Pietschellidae
Genus: †Nickcaves

Species: †Nickcaves pterygocephalus


Nickcaves pterygocephalus Carnevale & Bannikov, 2015

  • Holotype: MCSNV I.G. VR. 66660, nearly complete well-preserved articulated skeleton in part and counterpart.

Type locality and Horizon: North-eastern Italy, Bolca locality, Monte Postale site; late early Eocene, late Ypresian, about 50 Ma.

Etymology: After the Greek words pteron (for wing) and kephalos (for skull).


  • Carnevale, G. & Bannikov, A.F. 2015. Pietschellidae fam. nov., a new family of miniature percomorph fishes from the Eocene of Bolca, with the description of a new genus and species. Studi e ricerche sui giacimenti terziari di Bolca, XVI - Miscellanea paleontologica 13: 17–26. ResearchGate Reference page