Endennia licia n. gen. n. sp., a new genus of perleidiform from the Zorzino Limestone (Norian, Late Triassic) is here described The new genus is characterized by a fusiform outline with a strong skull, by fused parietals + dermopterotics and by a peculiar kind of dentition, with long and cylindrical marginal teeth, with flattened apex, and differentiated palatal crushing ones. This kind of dentition, unique among perleidiforms, is indicative that Endennia licia n. gen. n. sp. probably fed on organisms with semi-hard or hard exoskeletons, such as small crustaceans or molluscs and echinoderms, which were present also in the Zorzino Limestone. This new taxon adds further data to the knowledge of the perleidiforms, mainly known from Early-Middle Triassic, but recently found to be widespread, also with specialized forms, during the Late Triassic.
|Titolo:||A new perleidiform (Actinopterygii, Osteichthyes) from the Late Triassic of northern Italy|
|Autori interni:||LOMBARDO, CRISTINA RITA SERENELLA (Primo)|
|Parole Chiave:||Adaptive radiation; Durophagy; Perleidiformes; Triassic|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|