Paulo M. Brito

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Paulo Marques Machado Brito

  • Departamento de Biologia Animal e Vegetal, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, rua São Francisco Xavier 524, Rio de Janeiro, 20559-900, Brazil
  • associated researcher of the Laboratoire d’ichtyologie, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, 43, rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
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  • Brito, P.M. 1988. La structure du suspensorium de Vinctifer, poisson actinopterygien mesozoique: remarques sur les implications phylogenetiques. Geobios (Lyon), 21 (6): 89-823. Zitatseite 
  • Wenz, S. & Brito, P.M. 1992. Primière de´couverte de Lepisosteidae (Pisces, Actinopterygii) dans le Crétacé inférieur de la Chapada do Araripe (N-E, du Brésil). Conséquences sur la phylogénie des Ginglymodi. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Paléontologie, 314 (II): 1519–1525. Zitatseite 
  • Brito, P.M. 2000. A new halecomorph with two dorsal fins, Placidichthys bidorsalis n. g., n. sp. (Actinopterygii: Halecomorphi) from the Lower Cretaceous of the Araripe Basin, northeast Brazil. Earth and Planetary Sciences, 331: 749–754. doi: 10.1016/S1251-8050(00)01477-4 Zitatseite 
  • Brito, P. M. & Alvarado-Ortega, J. 2013. Cipactlichthys scutatus from the Lower Cretaceous Tlayua Formation of Mexico. PLoS ONE, 8 (9): 0073551. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073551 Zitatseite 
  • Mayrinck, D., Brito, P.M. & Otero, O. 2014. Review of the osteology of the fossil fish formerly attributed to the genus †Chanoides and implications for the definition of otophysan bony characters. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 13 (5): 397–420. doi: 10.1080/14772019.2014.893260 Zitatseite 
  • Alvarado-Ortega, J., Brito, P.M., Porras-Múzquiz, H.G. & Mújica-Monroy, I.H. 2015. A Late Cretaceous marine long snout "pejelagarto" fish (Lepisosteidae, Lepisosteini) from Múzquiz, Coahuila, northeastern Mexico. Cretaceous Research. 57 [2016]: 19–28. doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2015.07.009 Zitatseite 
  • Yabumoto, Y. & Brito, P.M. 2016. A New Triassic Coelacanth, Whiteia oishii (Sarcopterygii, Actinistia) from West Timor, Indonesia. Paleontological Research, 20 (3): 233–246. doi: 10.2517/2015PR033 Zitatseite 
  • Alvarado-Ortega, J. & Brito, P.M. 2016. A Jurassic pleuropholid fish (Teleostei, Pleuropholidae) in the Tethys Sea domain of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 36 (5): e1201767. doi: 10.1080/02724634.2016.1201767 Zitatseite 
  • Brito, P.M., Alvarado-Ortega, J. & Meunier, F.J. 2017. Earliest known lepisosteoid extends the range of anatomically modern gars to the Late Jurassic. Scientific Reports, 7: 17830. (doi) Zitatseite 



  • Alves, Y.M., Alvarado-Ortega, J. & Brito, P.M. 2020. †Epaelops martinezi gen. and sp. nov. from the Albian limestone deposits of the Tlayúa quarry, Mexico – a new late Mesozoic record of Elopiformes of the western Tethys. Cretaceous Research, 110: 104260. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Cavin, L., Cupello, C., Yabumoto, Y., Fragoso, L., Deesri, U. & Brito, P.M. 2019. Phylogeny and evolutionary history of mawsoniid coelacanths. Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History Series A (Natural History), 17: 3–13. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Veysey, A.J., Brito, P.M. & Martill, D.M. 2020. A new crossognathiform fish (Actinopterygii, Teleostei) from the Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) of Southern Morocco with hypertrophied fins. Cretaceous Research, 114: 104207. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Yabumoto, Y., Brito, P.M., Iwata, M. & Abe, Y. 2019. A new Triassic coelacanth, Whiteia uyenoteruyai (Sarcopterygii, Actinistia) from Madagascar and paleobiogeography of the family Whiteiidae. Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History Series A (Natural History), 17: 15–27. Zitatseite 


  • Yabumoto, Y., Hirose, K. & Brito, P.M. 2020. A new ichthyodectiform fish, Amakusaichthys goshouraensis gen. et sp. nov. from the Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) Himenoura Group in Goshoura, Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan. Historical Biology, 3 (2): 362-375. (doi) Zitatseite