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Narrominaspis longi is an extinct buchanosteid arthrodire placoderm. Its fossils, and those of the acanthothoracid, Connemarraspis, have been found in the late Lochkovian-aged marine strata of the Connemarra Formation in Australia. It is consider ...



Parabuchanosteus murrumbidgeensis is an extinct buchanosteid arthrodire placoderm. Its fossils have been found in the Late Emsian-aged marine strata of New South Wales, Australia. It was originally described as Buchanosteus murrumbidgeensis in 19 ...



Taemasosteus is an extinct genus of arthrodire placoderm. Its fossils have been found in Emsian-aged marine strata in New South Wales, Australia. It contains two species, T. novaustrocambricus, and T. maclartiensis. The genus and a monotypic fami ...



Weejasperaspis gavini is an extinct acanthothoracid placoderm found in the Taemas-Weejasper Reef, of the Early Devonian-aged Buchan Group in eastern Victoria, Australia. Weejasperaspis differs from other acanthothoracids in that the median dorsal ...



Wuttagoonaspis is a genus of primitive arthrodire placoderms from Middle Devonian Australia. The box-like skull is up to 18 centimeters in length, and the median dorsal plate averages in length about 10 centimeters.



Cleithrolepis is an extinct genus of ray-finned fish from the Triassic. The genus grew to about 30 centimetres 12 in long. It had a weak lower jaw with teeth only at the tip. Cleithrolepis lived in rivers, billabongs and lakes in the large braide ...



Dorsetichthys was a herring-like fish about 40 centimetres 16 in long, although it was not closely related to modern herring. Like them, however, it had a single dorsal fin, a symmetrical tail, and an anal fin placed towards the rear of the body. ...







The nominal species "Pholidophorus" friedeni Delsate, 1999 and "Pholidophorus" gervasuttii Zambelli, 1980 were renamed Luxembourgichthys and Lombardichthys by Taverne and Steurbaut 2017 and Arratia 2017 respectively. Likewise, the Early Jurassic ...


Cretaceous fish of Europe


Jurassic fish of Europe


Triassic fish of Europe



Pseudopetalichthyida is an extinct order of lightly armored placoderms known only from rare fossils in Lower Devonian strata in Hunsruck, Germany. Like Stensioella heintzi, and the Rhenanida, the Pseudopetalichthids had armor made up of a mosaic ...



Spinacanthidae is an extinct prehistoric family of tetraodontid bony fish that lived from the Lutetian epoch of Eocene Monte Bolca. In life, either genus would have resembled a somewhat-flattened boxfish with five massive spines along the anterio ...





Asterosteus is genus of rhenanid placoderm from the Eifelian. The type species, A. stenocephalus, is known from an incomplete skull from Middle Devonian strata of Ohio. What may be a second species is described from fragments decorated with star- ...





Deinodus is a form genus that includes two species: the form found in the Onondaga Formation of western New York, Deinodus bennetti, and the form found in the Columbus and Limestone of central Ohio, Deinodus ohioensis. Both species are limited to ...





Gorgonichthys clarki is an extinct arthrodire placoderm of the superfamily Dinichthyloidea. Fossils of G. clarki are found in the Upper Famennian Cleveland Shales of Late Devonian Ohio. G. clarki is estimated to have reached 6 meters in length. H ...









Protitanichthys is a genus of comparatively large coccosteid arthrodire placoderm from the Middle Devonian of the eastern United States. Fossils are found primarily in the Eifelian-epoch aged Delaware Limestone of Ohio, and the Lower Givetian-age ...



Stenosteus is a genus of medium-sized selenosteid arthrodire placoderms known from the Upper Famennian Cleveland Shale of Ohio. Estimated skull lengths range from 6 to 9 centimeters Most fossils of Stenosteus have been scraps of armor and portion ...





Elaphrocnemus is a genus of extinct bird from the Eocene and Oligocene periods of Europe. Part of Cariamiformes, its closest living relatives are seriemas, though it differs significantly from them, being a better flyer.



Masillaraptor comes from the Latin word Masilla, which is the old name for the town of Messel, and raptor is a New Latin suffix used to indicate a predator from rapere, to catch and in English it means bird of prey. Specific epithet parvunguis is ...



Mopsitta tanta is an extinct bird of uncertain taxonomic position from the Early Eocene of Denmark; its remains were recovered from the Fur Formation. So far, the holotype and only known specimen is a single humerus bone of rather large size. Alt ...



Primapus is an extinct genus of apodiform bird from the Early Eocene of the United Kingdom. Its fossils were found in the London Clay, which was deposited around 50 million years ago. The type species is P. lacki.


Miocene birds of North America


Pleistocene birds of North America


Pliocene birds of North America



Procolophonoidea is an extinct superfamily of procolophonian parareptiles. Members were characteristically small, stocky, and lizard-like in appearance. Fossils have been found worldwide from many continents including Antarctica. The first member ...



Stomatosuchidae is an extinct family of neosuchian crocodylomorphs. It is defined as the most inclusive clade containing Stomatosuchus inermis but not Notosuchus terrestris, Simosuchus clarki, Araripesuchus gomesii, Baurusuchus pachecoi, Peirosau ...


Dinosaurs of Africa



Lanthanosuchoidea is an extinct superfamily of ankyramorph parareptiles from the middle Pennsylvanian to the middle Guadalupian epoch of Europe, North America and Asia. It was named by the Russian paleontologist Ivachnenko in 1980, and it contain ...


Dinosaurs of Asia


Prehistoric turtles of Asia


Dinosaurs of Australia


Dinosaurs of Europe


Dinosaurs of North America


Mesozoic reptiles of Europe


Sauropterygians of Europe


Prehistoric turtles of Europe


Prehistoric turtles of North America


Plesiosaurs of Europe


Prehistoric turtles of South America


Prehistoric synapsids of Africa

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