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A new genus and species for the amiiform fishes previously assigned to Amiopsis from the Early Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Cuenca, Spain

  • Martín-Abad, Hugo Unidad de Paleontología, Departamento de Biología, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain - JURASSICA Museum, Porrentruy, Switzerland - Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Poyato-Ariza, Francisco José JURASSICA Museum, Porrentruy, Switzerland
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  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. - 2017, vol. 181, no. 3, p. 604–637
English The Mesozoic actinopterygian fish Amiopsis has been reported from three different localities in the Iberian Peninsula. Amiopsis woodwardi was described from the Berriasian–Valanginian of El Montsec (Lérida, Spain). Isolated vertebral centra referred to Amiopsis were found in the Barremian of Buenache de la Sierra (Cuenca, Spain). Finally, amiiform material from the Barremian of Las Hoyas (Cuenca, Spain) were reported as Amiopsis cf. A. woodwardi, due to the overall similarity with the species from El Montsec. Here a detailed anatomical description of the material from Las Hoyas is provided for the first time. The unique combination of characters seen in this taxon, some of which are not shared with Amiopsis but with more derived amiids, indicates that it represents a new taxon, which is here named Hispanamia newbreyi gen. nov., sp. nov.
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Département de Géosciences
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