A New Species of Lepidotes (Actinopterygii: Semiontiformes) from the Cenomanian (Upper Cretaceous) of Morocco
A species of semionotiform fish, Lepidotes pankowskii sp. nov. is described from the Cenomanian Kem Kem Beds of south-eastern Morocco, based on two three-dimensionally well-preserved partial heads. The new species is distinguished by the presence of suborbitals lying anterior to the orbit. It is most closely similar to other late Mesozoic tritoral species of Lepidotes.
KEY WORDS: new species; anatomy; actinopterygians; neopterygian
PE Article Number: 14.1.7A
Copyright: Palaeontological Association March 2011
Submission: 3 May 2010. Acceptance: 12 January 2011