Sultanuvaisia

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Sultanuvaisia
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Infraclass: Teleostei
Superorder: Osteoglossomorpha
Order: Ichthyodectiformes
Genus: Sultanuvaisia
Nesov, 1981
Species
  • S. antiqua Nesov, 1981 (type)

Sultanuvaisia is an extinct genus of ichthyodectiform teleost ray-finned fish from the Late Cretaceous of Kyzyl Kum, central Asia. It was named by Lev Nesov in 1981.[1] At first, he tentatively described the fossil material as jaw fragments of a ctenochasmatid pterosaur (a flying reptile),[1] but reinterpreted Sultanuvaisia as a fish in 1986.[2] The type species is S. antiqua.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Nesov, Lev A. (1981). "[Flying reptiles from the Late Cretaceous of Kyzyl-Kum]". Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal (in Russian). 15: 98–104. 
  2. ^ Nesov, Lev A. (1986). "[The first finding of the Late Cretaceous bird Ichthyornis in the old world and some other bird bones from the Cretaceous and Paleogene of Middle Asia]". In Potapova, R. L. (ed.). [Ecological and Faunistic Investigations of Birds. Proceedings of the Geological Institute, Leningrad] 147 (in Russian). pp. 31–38. 

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