A first record of late Middle Permian actinopterygian fish from Anatolia, Turkey

Izzet Hosgör, Stanislav Štamberg


The Middle–Upper Permian of the Gomaniibrik Formation, of the Tanin Group, in south-east Anatolia, close to the Iraq border, yielded moderately preserved fish remains. Two species, Palaeoniscum freieslebeni and Pygopterus cf. nielseni, known so far only from the Upper Permian deposits of the Zechstein Basin in western Central Europe, were recognised. This late Middle Permian Anatolian record significantly widens the geographical range of these actinopterygians into the equatorial Palaeotethys Realm.


Actinopterygians; late Middle Permian; SE Turkey; Palaeotethys

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