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Temporal range: Lower Eocene[1]
Beerichthys ingens.jpg
Artist's reconstruction
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Infraclass: Teleostei
Superorder: Acanthopterygii
Order: Perciformes[2]
Family: Luvaridae
Genus: Beerichthys
Species: B. ingens
Binomial name
Beerichthys ingens
Casier, 1966

Beerichthys ingens is an extinct prehistoric bony fish that was a member of the Ypresian London Clay fauna of lower Eocene England.[1]

It is known only from a series of incomplete skulls. When originally described in 1966, B. ingens was placed in a monotypic family, "Beerichthyidae," within Iniomi. Later, more (also incomplete) skulls were studied by Colin Patterson, who determined that the fish was a louvar.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Perciformes". Paleobiology Database. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ [1] Phylogenetic Revision of the Fish Families Luvaridae and †Kushlukiidae (Acanthuroidei), with a New Genus and Two New Species of Eocene Luvarids