The phylogenetic relationships of Pholidorhynchodon malzannii and Eurycormus speciosus, two Mesozoic teleosts of the "Pholidophoriformes" lineage, are commented on the basis of the available osteological data. To conclude, the belonging of Pholidorhynchodon to the Pholidophoridae sensu stricto is contested and the genus is ranged within the family Ankylophoridae. It is also shown that Eurycormus is more evolved than Catervariolus and not less evolved, as thought by some. Anatomical arguments are developed that militate for the inclusion of Eurycormus in the family Ankylophoridae.

Comments on the phylogenetic relationships of Pholidorhynchodon malzannii and Eurycormus speciosus (Teleostei, "Pholidophoriformes"), two Mesozoic tropical fishes

Capasso L.
2016

Abstract

The phylogenetic relationships of Pholidorhynchodon malzannii and Eurycormus speciosus, two Mesozoic teleosts of the "Pholidophoriformes" lineage, are commented on the basis of the available osteological data. To conclude, the belonging of Pholidorhynchodon to the Pholidophoridae sensu stricto is contested and the genus is ranged within the family Ankylophoridae. It is also shown that Eurycormus is more evolved than Catervariolus and not less evolved, as thought by some. Anatomical arguments are developed that militate for the inclusion of Eurycormus in the family Ankylophoridae.
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