Jinanichthys

Name: Jinanichthys ‭(‬Jinan fish‭)‬.
Phonetic: Je-nan-ik-fiss.
Named By: F.-Z.‭ ‬Ma‭ & ‬J.-R.‭ ‬Sun‭ ‬-‭ ‬1988.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Actinopterygii,‭ ‬Osteoglossiformes.
Species: J.‭ ‬longicephalus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Liaoning Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Jiufotang Formation,‭ ‬Dakangpu Member.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Jinanichthys was a small fish that lived in China during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Remains of Jinanichthys have been found inside a specimen of the early Cretaceous bird Confuciusornis,‭ ‬indicating that Jinanichthys were at least occasional prey for these birds.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Jura-Cretaceous ichthyofaunas from Sankeyushu section of Tonghoa,‭ ‬Jilin‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.-Z.‭ ‬Ma‭ & ‬J.-R.‭ ‬Sun‭ ‬-‭ ‬1988.
-‭ ‬Vertebrate assemblages of the Jehol Biota in western Liaoning,‭ ‬China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Xiaolin Wang,‭ ‬Yuanqing Wang,‭ ‬Fan Jin‭ ‬1‭ ‬Xing Xu‭ & ‬Yuan Wang‭ ‬-‭ ‬1999.



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