Named By: F.-Z. Ma & J.-R. Sun - 1988.
Classification: Chordata, Actinopterygii, Osteoglossiformes.
Species: J. longicephalus (type), J. major.
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.
- 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.