Named By: Qiang Li, You-an Zhu, Jing Lu, Yang Chen, Jianhua Wang, Lijian Peng, Guangbiao Wei & Min Zhu - 2021.
Classification: Chordata, Gnathostomata, Placodermi.
Species: B. micros (type).
Known locations: China - Yunnan Province - Xiaoxi Formation.
Time period: Ludlow of the Silurian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
is a genus of placoderm
fish that lived during the Silurian. At the
time of its description the genus got a lot of attention because the
genus is considered to be close to what we would expect the ancestral
link between bony placoderm fish and modern fish forms to have looked
like. This is not to suggest that Bianchengichthys
missing link, but the body form of Bianchengichthys
evolutionary transition from older fish forms to the beginning of more
- A new Silurian fish close to the common ancestor of modern gnathostomes. - Current Biology. 31 (16): 3613–3620.e2. - Qiang Li, You-an Zhu, Jing Lu, Yang Chen, Jianhua Wang, Lijian Peng, Guangbiao Wei & Min Zhu - 2021.