Prototroctes modestus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Galaxioidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Stomiati
Ordo: Osmeriformes
Superfamilia: Galaxioidea

Family: Retropinnidae
Subfamilia: Prototroctinae
Genus: Prototroctes
Species: †Prototroctes modestus

Name[edit]

Prototroctes modestus Schwarzhans, 2012

  • Holotype: NMNZ S.52726.
  • Paratypes (16): NMNZ Z S.52727 (15), S.52728 (1).
  • Type locality: Home Hills Station, Manuherikia River near St Bathans, Otago.
  • Type horizon: HH1a bed, Bannockburn Formation, early Miocene.

Etymology: From Latin modestus (= modest), referring to the inconspicuous outline of the otolith.

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