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Temporal range: Lower Eocene[1]
Kushlukia permira.JPG
Artist's reconstruction of K. permira
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Acanthuroidei
Family: Kushlukiidae
Genus: Kushlukia
Species: K. permira
Binomial name
Kushlukia permira
Danilchenko, 1968

Kushlukia is an extinct genus of prehistoric bony fish, closely related to the luvar, that lived during the lower Eocene.[1] K. permira is from Eocene portion of the Danata Formation Lagerstatten (which otherwise spans the Thanetian epoch of the Paleocene to the Lowest Eocene), of Turkmenistan. A second, as yet undescribed species is from the Fuller's Earth formation Lagerstatten in the Barmer District, of Ypresian Rajasthan, India.

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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.