Mimipiscis

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Mimipiscis
Temporal range: early Frasnian, Late Devonian, 385–380 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Genus: Mimipiscis
Choo 2011
Type species
Mimipiscis toombsi
Gardiner & Bartram, 1977
Species

M. toombsi Gardiner & Bartram, 1977
M. bartrami Choo 2011

Synonyms
  • Mimia Gardiner & Bartram, 1977

Mimipiscis is a fossil genus of very primitive ray-finned fishes from the Upper Devonian Gneudna and Gogo Formations of Western Australia.[1]

The genus was initially described by Gardiner & Bartram as Mimia in 1977, a junior homonym of the skipper butterfly genus Mimia which was already established by Evans in 1953.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Choo, Brian (2012). "Revision of the actinopterygian genus Mimipiscis (=Mimia) from the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation of Western Australia and the interrelationships of the early Actinopterygii". Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 102: 77–104. doi:10.1017/s1755691011011029. Retrieved 2012-03-29.