Ticinolepis longaeva

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Taxonavigation: Neopterygii 

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: Holostei
Genus: †Ticinolepis

Species: †Ticinolepis longaeva


Ticinolepis longaeva López-Arbarello et al., 2016

  • Holotype: MCSN 8072.
  • Paratypes: MCSN 8001, 8007–9, 8011, 8073, 8077, 8083–4, 8086, 8412–13, 8415; PIMUZ T 1789, 4785, 4788, 4789, 4790, 4987.

Type locality: Cassina, Monte San Giorgio (Meride, Cantone Ticino, Switzerland.
Type horizon: Cassina beds of the Meride Limestone, early Ladinian (uppermost P. gredleri Ammonoid Zone or transition interval between P. gredleri and P. archelaus Ammonoid Zone), Middle Triassic.

Etymology: The species name longaeva (= long-lived) derives from the latin longaevus, which is a compound of longus (= long, prolonged) and aevus (later aevum = age, temporal duration). It refers to the long stratigraphic range of this species compared with the other species of the genus.